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Festive mood lit up the sky at celebration

Denver came alive Saturday night with an early celebration of America’s birthday.
The East Lincoln High School stadium stands were filled with a patriotic crowd who came to get involved in the evening’s festivities.

The large crowd (above) that streamed into the stands enjoyed live entertainment, games and plenty to eat. Chris Dean / LTN Photo

Children enjoyed face painting, the climbing wall, the trampoline and the slide.
Others enjoyed a milkshake from Sugar Buzz Pastry shop, chocolate covered bananas and a hot dog from the East Lincoln Betterment Association booth.
Barbara Eaker was experiencing her first Denver Area Business Association’s fifth annual event.
“We came for the fireworks and because we have our granddaughter with us,” Eaker said.
Caroline, 5, could not get enough of the fun.
For others it was an old time tradition.
Karen Cloninger, of Denver was enjoying the evening with her daughter and her friend.
“This year they had a different style of fireworks which was really interesting,” Cloninger said.
“We really enjoyed it, it’s always fun to come, we get to see friends and neighbors,” she added.
As fireworks of red, white and blue filled the sky, patriotic music was played in synchronization. Throughout the display, an American flag was suspended in the air off the fire truck from the East Lincoln Fire Department.
The crowd cheered for the finale as tunes such as “Born in the USA,” and “God Bless the USA,” bellowed through the stadium.
Included in the evening’s entertainment was DJ Darren Page who played rock and roll music and performances by two country music stars, Candi Carpenter and Jack Greene.
Sponsors included Lincoln Medical Center, Curly’s BBQ, ELBA, Domino’s Pizza, Century 21 and Stacy’s Restaurant.
by Amy Wadsworth

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