We just did the Forth of July festivities. Aaron and I go to Grand Forks to get the forth of July fireworks. We come back with a truck load. We get all levels of fireworks and we start with the youngest of the kids.
They get to use sparklers, smoke bombs and Roman candles. We then work up to the teenagers they get to fire off the candles, parachutes, and other mid range fireworks. The customers sit down and then Aaron’s crew really gets to work.
He gets 3 other college guys to help him. They have 3 different staging areas. Safety is of course a main concern. The guests are very close to the action. In 9 years we have never had even a slight burn to us or our guests. He ends to night with a 250.00 grand finale. The croud always goes wild at the end. This year Aaron started with the youngsters and was working for 15 min and a storm rolled in. The storm was something like seen in a movie, it was actually rolling up there and really black. We posponed the fun till the 5th.
Something we always do on the 4th of July is a boat parade. All the boat owners on the lake meet at a certain spot in the lake and we preceded to circle the lake. Everybody decorates their boat and we honk our horns. Kohl’s send out 2 jet skis with drivers and we hand out bags of candy to the people waving from the docks. This year I was honored with leading the parade. I felt a land owner that has been here longer should have been able to do it, but I was beaming. Our guests with boats join us and the kids have a great time. These are memories. Jim