Couple dancing at the July 4th Soldiers' Home event.

Couple dancing at the July 4th Soldiers’ Home event. (Photo Credit: John Nelson)

Thank you everyone for coming out to the July 4th celebration. It was a huge success! We had 2,300 people participate!

Even though the event was bigger than last year, it retained its laid back, family atmosphere.

Whether you fished in the pond, rode in the bike parade, sampled delicious food or danced to the music of Billy White as the couple in the photo above did, we hope you had a good time.

It was wonderful to see so many children running freely and having a good time. The kids were creating July 4th memories they will have for many, many years to come.

Are you eager to do it again? Mark your calendars — our next community event is Oktoberfest on Oct. 6!