Camden Point Freedom Festival
July 09, 2010
For the past 18 years, on the Saturday before the 4th of July weekend, the community members of Camden Point enjoy the annual Freedom Festival. The festivities begin in the afternoon with the mister and misses contest. Young boys and girls show up dressed in their Fourth of July outfits, do a talent show, and are awarded prizes.
In the early evening the parade begins down the main street of Camden Point. People of all ages put out lawn chairs or sit in the grass up and down 3rd street. They watch as the local fire trucks blare down the road, old cars zoom by, politicians hand out their pamphlets, and people on the floats from businesses around the area wave and throw candy.
Making your way down to the local ball park will take you to the food, music, fun, friends, family, and games. Local bands play in the gazebo while others can mill about until dark. Even as the sun is setting, the community awaits for the fireworks. Lawn chairs, blankets, and even grass is sat upon to watch the firework display. There is a lot of “Ohh’s “and “Ahh’s” during the firework displays. When the finale is done blasting through the sky, everyone cleans up, grabs their belongings, and heads home awaiting next year’s Freedom Festival.
Christy B.Tags: local events, just for fun, festivals