Archive for Thursday, July 9, 2009

Great event

July 9, 2009


To the editor:

Just wanted to thank the Jaycees and the Originals and whoever else donated money and worked to pull off this year’s Fourth of July celebration downtown. That was wonderful!

It would be great to see the concept of the local restaurant food booths expanded into an “A Taste of Lawrence” festival (like Seattle and Chicago do). Of course, keep the music and other events part of it. The downtown-focused event this year seemed much easier to get to, to move around at, a greater range of options available, and more to do.

The viewing was mostly good from where we sat; we could see all of the 6- and 8-inch shells, but missed some of the smaller ones. Given the hard economic times, we were very impressed with the duration and quality of the display this year. Great work by everyone involved and a special thanks to the those on the ground doing the actual launching.

Dahlberg is from Lawrence


in123 8 years, 9 months ago

I think the "Taste of Lawrence" has already been done and planned again for this year. It was quite good.

Richard Heckler 8 years, 9 months ago

Music,bike race,food,friendly people and fireworks = good time.

Voices from KCMO metro were not aware of the festitivies and were sorry to have missed it. One couple heard about it too late from a bike racing family but said the whole thing sounded too much like fun. They would get a room and not leave till it all quit.

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