I have to start this off with an apology to the many people who were expecting to see a picture of themselves, their children, members of the military, and other things, in today’s article. I’m afraid that isn’t going to happen. I had a problem with my camera last night, that I didn’t even know was a problem, until I realized that more than 300 photographs I took were useable. As soon as it was discovered, I fixed it – but, unfortunately, the damage had been done.
I’ll get up the pictures that I can, and hope I’ll run into the rest of you at another event sometime soon – and we can try again.
The afternoon was full of music from Jessica Nixon, Brinley Addington, and Linda Davis. Jessica opened the show and then came back later to join Linda Davis in the duet “Does He Love You,” that Linda sang originally with Reba. The camera was working great by the time Linda took the stage. But since I don’t have any of Brinley on stage, there’s one of him and the WXBQ Rabbit (top left). And Brinley with one of his fans (right).
The fireworks display was again one of the best I’ve seen in this area. The crowd was big, the food vendors making sure no one went hungry, and the Johnson City Transit doing a great time shuttling people back and forth to their cars in designated parking lots.
While celebrations during the 4th of July are always patriotic, this one was a little more meaningful to a lot of people there, as the mother of the airman we lost recently in Afghanistan, took the stage. She was there to thank everyone for their tremendous amount of support that was shown to Senior Airman Benjamin White when his body came home for burial.
Just before the fireworks started, the winter of a 2010 Ford Mustang was announced. That winner was Teresa Harris, who not only lives in my home town, but is someone I actually know! She was so excited. Congratulations, Teresa!
Now that I’ve told you what we did – I’ll show you. Here are a few of the pictures from last night that worked. Sorry there weren’t more with the crowd!
I know everyone out on the grounds at Freedom Hall last night had a great time! Sorry about the camera problem, I will be sure never to do that again… I’m glad I got some to share with you all. And Brinley, we’ll keep you in the lens when I see you in August!
Time to go spend my July 4 watching television, and waiting for another fireworks show tonight.