Pella Chronicle

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July 10, 2014

4th of July celebration goes off successfully

Perfect weather, large crowds and lots to do made for a memorable 4th of July celebration in Pella on Friday.

“We had perfect weather,” Paul Kingma, who served as organizer of Pella’s 4th of July celebration, said. “Kids were already standing in line for the pony rides at 9:30 a.m., waiting their turns. There were nice crowds at Caldwell Park for fishing. That activity always makes for great family moments, for both kids and parents.”

Kingma said entries into the parade just kept coming in. He was still getting calls on Friday morning!

“We had at least three entries for the parade that called me that morning,” he said. “We had some that just showed up and I was able to get them in the parade. The last politician, Greg Hartsill, got in near the end of the parade after marching in four other parades in his district that morning.”

That evening’s entertainment, prior to the fireworks, didn’t disappoint either, Kingma said.

“We always have a big crowd for the City Band,” he said. “And of course, the fireworks were beautiful across a canvas sky.”

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