Red, White and Boom rides again- despite heat

Crowds stay in the shade to beat the heat at Red, White & Boom Friday, June 30, at Spirit of ’76 Park in Mt Vernon. It is estimated by Dora Richmond, who has been the chairman of the Red White and Boom committee for nearly 20 years, that anywhere from 2,000 to 4,000 guests attended the Fourth of July fireworks celebration. Richmond said that it was a good year for attendance, despite the 90-plus degree heat.
"We didn't know what to expect tonight, there's more people here than we thought there would be." Richmond said.

Kids huddle up to learn the guidelines for play at the Red White & Boom laser tag. Laser tag was not the only attraction though, as the festival also featured a photo booth and a live DJ. (Photos by Ethan Gray)

A Mount Vernon fire truck raises the stars and stripes above attendees at Spirit of '76 Park on June 30.


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