Patriotism and politics merged at the Wednesday evening. Candidates seeking local office mingled with the large crowd, marched in the parade, and handed out goodies as businesses sold concessions and kids played sports on the fields of . Lisa Matheson sang a moving rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner" and !
There was one firework in the shape of a smiley face, another in the shape of a star and many other varieties. What was your favorite of the night? Describe it in the comments below.
The event was sponsored by the and co-sponsored by and Rotary Club of Oconee County, and supported by many others.
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