The annual Braintree (MA) 4th of July events are always held the weekend before the holiday. I enjoy going to the parade to watch the bands, locals and emergency vehicles pass by. The parade was held last Saturday, a warm, humid day in Braintree. The streets were lined with lots of people this year from the very young to the very old. My most favorite part of the parade was when the Holbrook (MA) fire engine approached, sounding its horn with Sparky the Fire Dog® waving to everyone.
The fun didn’t stop with the parade. A field day at the high school with rides, games and music provided fun for everyone. The day ended with spectacular fireworks.
NFPA offers lots of information on fireworks including a safety tips sheet. Check out Sparky’s website for a great cool to do activity for kids – patriotic pom poms instead of sparklers which can burn at 1,200° F or higher.
Have a wonderful 4th of July and stay safe – leave fireworks to the professionals. Sit back and enjoy a public display conducted by trained professionals.