Celebrate 236 years of American Freedom
Susan Laird, Village Life, June 22, 2012Fireworks are not legal in El Dorado County but that doesn’t mean that one has to forgo an American tradition. Summer is officially here at last, and with summer comes our annual tribute to those 56 daring souls who signed the American Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
Because these men risked their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor — and because countless others stood tall for freedom — we have the blessings of liberty we cherish to this day. It is right to celebrate their accomplishment and the heritage that rightfully belongs to every American.
Cameron Park will host its Summer Spectacular on Saturday, June 30, at Cameron Park Lake. The gates will open at 2 p.m. This event attracts thousands of people every year, and no wonder. There is great food, great exhibits, a carnival, live music and a world-class fireworks display. There is a small fee to attend this event (pre-sale wristbands are $3, at the gate they are $5). A portion of the wristband sales will go to support the Food Bank of El Dorado County. Wristbands can be purchased at the Cameron Park CSD, Walgreens, Cameron Park/Shingle Springs Chamber of Commerce and Caffé Santoro. For more information call (530) 677-2231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Town Center in El Dorado Hills will host its third annual Fireworks Jubilee on July 3 from 6 p.m. to midnight. There will be a “Badge to Badge” chili cook-off, live music on three stages (featuring the Spazmatics), a kids’ entertainment area with bounce houses, face painting, music and more. The grand finale will be the Town Center fireworks show.