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Spirit of Freedom is Alive in New Martinsville

By Staff | Jul 10, 2019
Uncle Sam makes his rounds during Arts in the Park.
Crafters sell their items at Arts in the Park.

With the early July temperatures soaring into the 90’s and little relief from the heat, visitors from the community and beyond made their way to New Martinsville’s Bruce Park on Thursday for the annual Arts in the park July 4th celebration. Sponsored by the City, andthe Parks and Recreation the event has been a hit for several years. Free cake, drinks and popcorn were handed out and several games were enjoyed while Danny the Bubble Man demonstrated his skill for the kids.

Several others demonstrated their craft making and their was ceramic painting for young and old. For those interested in some good music one of the area’s finiest local bands “Remedy” provided entertainment. Hotdogs fresh off the grill were for sale and fresh furit was available. The best off everything though was was the opportunity to get together with neigbors and friends for an afternoon of visiting and conversation. Bruce Park is a lovely Park and under the large provides plenty of shade, to relax out of the sun.

Several city, and county officials were on hand to greet and talk with the crowd but the highlight of the day was Uncle Sam running around greeting folks and passing out old time fans to keep the people more confortable. A good time was had by all, with hopes of expanding the event next year to include possibly an evening celebration which could include a fireworks display.