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Fairlawn fireworks begin July Fourth celebrations

7/3/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Maria Lindsay

Photos: Dale Dong
FAIRLAWN — The first of two holiday celebrations in Fairlawn took place June 29 as residents gathered for the city’s annual fireworks display at Bicentennial Park.

The evening began with a concert by The Brass Band of the Western Reserve, followed by fireworks, shown at right top.

Among those at the event was Bath resident Norm Schmidt, who comes to the event annually dressed as Uncle Sam, shown at right bottom.

New to the event this year were food trucks, some of which are shown above, offering visitors a variety of fare.

Fairlawn’s celebration will continue tomorrow, July 4, at 6:30 p.m. with its annual Fourth of July Parade on West Market Street. The parade will begin from Fairlawn Town Centre and head west along West Market Street to the Dillard’s parking lot at Summit Mall.

Other Independence Day celebrations also are taking place throughout the area. For a listing of events, see “July 4 celebrations span full week” in the June 26, 2014, issue or visit the archives at www.akron.com.

— By Maria Lindsay

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