Yankee Doodle Dandies

Thursday, July 4, 2019
The grand finale presented by Mortonville Fireworks wasnít the only thing that went boom during the annual Celebrate 4 Independence Day festivities at Robe-Ann Park, as members of the Indiana National Guard from the Greencastle Armory set up a 105-mm ceremonial howitzer set to be fired during the national anthem preceding the fireworks display.
Banner Graphic/BRAND SELVIA

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It wasnít all the rocketís red glare or bombs bursting in air on Thursday, as athletes started the day with competitions, such as Tim Whiteman of Danville (above) returning a serve in the pickleball tournament and a happy runner (below) completing the Mike Rokicki Memorial 5K.
Banner Graphic/JARED JERNAGAN
Banner Graphic/JARED JERNAGAN
Later in the day, the celebration included James and Paul Champion reading the Declaration of Independence before the bandshell gave way to live entertainment, such as Dreadful Greta (below).
Banner Graphic/BRAND SELVIA
Banner Graphic/BRAND SELVIA
Young Tessa Kuhne has it made in the shade as dad Logan crosses the finish line at the Rokicki 5K Thursday morning.
Banner Graphic/JARED JERNAGAN
Lawrence Watson of Greencastle gets a good arc during the cornhole tournament.
Banner Graphic/BRAND SELVIA
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  • ...and the military shouldn't be part of fourth of July celebration. Says CNN

    -- Posted by spectres85 on Fri, Jul 5, 2019, at 10:03 AM
  • What do you expect from the "Communist Negative Network"?

    -- Posted by donantonio on Fri, Jul 5, 2019, at 4:53 PM
  • Great job with the photos, especially the fireworks.

    -- Posted by Ben Dover on Sat, Jul 6, 2019, at 9:00 AM
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