For annual attendees' the yearly Havelock Community Fourth of July celebration has become a tradition.
Megan Walker says, "During the summer I’m like come on why can't it be the Fourth of July because I want to come down here and help out."
For the eleventh year in a row, the HavelockUnitedMethodistChurch invited folks to celebrate our nation’s independence on their courtyard.
Organizer, Sandy Carlson says, "We started by just having our games and giving out prizes and each year it's grown just a little bit more."
Arts and crafts were just part of the fun; other games included ring toss, putt-putt and a water fight.
Everything that goes in to the day is donated, so everyone can have a fun time at no cost.
An addition this year they asked families from the people's city mission to attend, about 15 residents did.One, will be celebrating some independence on two wheels. Nathanial Dawes won a new bike, donated by mad dads.Dawes says he was, "very surprised."
The bikes and some other large prizes were given away in a raffle.The mission staff transported the residents.This was the first year the church invited them but last October they broughtsimilar event to the mission to celebrate Halloween.