Visuals of our July Fourth: Friday evening at Marshall’s fireworks celebration

For my Chinese website visitors, here are a few photos of my July the Fourth evening at my small town’s fireworks celebrations.  My mom, Lao-lao (the dog) and I were in attendance this year along with many others in town but my dad remained at home this year.

My mom reports we’ve had better shows before.  Lots of lull time in between bursts but it was still impressive for a tiny town.

Ping An (peace) everyone until my next report, which should be filled with pictures of presentations far to the north of Galesburg, IL.

At 8:30 p.m., the high school parking lot begins to fill with those waiting for our 9:15 show to begin

At 8:30 p.m., the high school parking lot begins to fill with those waiting for our 9:15 show to begin

Residents often bring chairs to sit outside for better viewing

Residents often bring chairs to sit outside for better viewing

Lao-lao is ready, and so am I!

Lao-lao is ready, and so am I!

My mom and Lao-lao settle into their seats as the fireworks begin.

My mom and Lao-lao settle into their seats as the fireworks begin.

Oooo!

Oooo!

Ahhhhh!

Ahhhhh!

The big finale:  Wow-wee!!

The big finale: Wow-wee!!

About connieinchina

I have been in the Asia region for 18 years as an English language teacher. 13 of those have been spent with the Amity Foundation, a Chinese NGO that works in all areas of development for the Chinese people. Amity teachers are placed at small colleges throughout China as instructors of English language majors in the education field. In other words, my students will one day be English teachers themselves in their small villages or towns once they graduate. Currently, this is my second year in Guangxi Province at the 3-year college, Guangxi Normal University for Nationalities. The college is located in smalltown longzhou, 1 hour from the Vietnam border.
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One Response to Visuals of our July Fourth: Friday evening at Marshall’s fireworks celebration

  1. Kate Lindsay says:

    We enjoyed our fireworks from the backyard of a cousin along with many other cousins….a very different evening, but lots of fun. Enjoyed the photos of your evening.

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