The Independence Day celebration began at Springfield Masonic Community (SMC) on July 2nd for over 300 community members, as well as their family and friends. The community members were excited to have their families join them for this celebration. Several families had multiple generations of their families from infants in arms to great grandparents celebrating the birthday of our country.
Rudy’s Food Truck served a variety of great foods to include pulled pork, beef brisket, rib sandwiches as well as rib dinners and a variety of side dishes. There was something for everyone. The Kona Ice food truck followed with shaved ice and multiple flavorings to meet the individual tastes. A solo vocalist performed during the dinner followed by the Gas Pump Jockies Band.
About 9:30, the highlight of the evening, the fireworks began! The evening was warm and everyone settled into their chairs to enjoy the show. The 20 minute fireworks display was a fitting way to close the evening with a feeling that life was finally returning to normal at SMC.