Our neighborhood celebrates the Fourth of July in traditional fashion. First, you commission a local artist to decorate the street with fireworks and a starting line...
... for a parade, which will be led by the town's fire truck.
The neighborhood children follow in a parade of decorated bicycles -
- their energy levels fueled by sugar bombs of creme-filled and glazed doughnuts -
- decorated in colors of which the Founding Fathers would have approved. The parade ends about a half-mile later at the local school, where the various sports and competitions are better suited to tweens than to an elderly photographer.