Ch­e­sa­peake City cel­e­brates In­de­pen­dence Day

Cecil Whig - - WE ATHE R - WHIG STAFF RE­PORT

— With the bridge con­struc­tion on hold and no threat of rain, the town was filled with peo­ple on Satur­day night look­ing to cel­e­brate In­de­pen­dence Day.

While the event moved from Fri­day to Satur­day be­cause of rain, the fes­tiv­i­ties kicked off at Pell Gar­dens at 7 p.m. with mu­sic from the band Acous­tic Turn­pike. Food ven­dors and peo­ple also lined both sides of the canal ahead of the start of the fire­works at around 9 p.m.

The week­end was also a re­prieve for those who fre­quently use the Ch­e­sa­peake City Bridge, which has been un­der con­struc­tion for rail­ing re­pairs and paint­ing since June.

The Army Corps of En­gi­neers and its bridge repair con­trac­tors re­moved their equip­ment from the bridge Thurs­day and re-in­stalled it on July 6, en­abling the bridge to have two open lanes for the Fourth of July hol­i­day week­end.

CH­E­SA­PEAKE CITY

The Ham fam­ily blows some bub­bles ahead of the fire­works at Ch­e­sa­peake City on Satur­day.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY LINDSIE PALMER

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY LINDSIE PALMER

Fire­works light up the sky dur­ing the Ch­e­sa­peake City In­de­pen­dence Day cel­e­bra­tion on Satur­day.

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