A red Batik fabric with Czech glass beads and a few sequins. July 4 is my second favorite holiday so it SHOULD be part of my journal!
This year was memorable since the city, which usually does the fireworks display, cancelled their funding due to economic difficulties. So a local minister started a fund-raising effort and not only did he meet the goal, the city won Liberty Mutual's "Bring Back The Fourth" contest for medium sized cities, adding more $$$ to the celebration fund. So not only did we have fireworks this year, there is seed money for next year as well! Something for the community in which I live to be very proud of!