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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The 4th of July in Sandusky starts
 out with a community celebration
in the center of the City. Even though
it was an especially hot morning, it was
worth the stroll. Kids and dogs were decked
out for the day.

The Sandusky High School Band performed at center stage at noon.

The crowded watched and cheered while eating hot dogs, sloppy joes, ribs and more. I found a perch sandwich and mango smoothie fit the vegan diet pretty well. Yum. Mom opted for a root beer float and Ron managed to eat a sloppy joe just fine. Sam and Lindsey got veggie gyros, so, we'll all set until the picnic in our backyard at 6:30 this evening.

In a city of this size (29,000) you can always find lots of people you know. Even Sam and Lindsey new some of the Library patrons. In fact, Samantha made a Book a Librarian appointment with one of the them for next week!

I stopped by to say hello to Cynthia, the organizer for the local office for Obama's campaign. Tomorrow, Paulette and I are working downtown at an Ice Cream Social with President Obama and I am so excited to finally be able to meet him. I first heard him speak in July 2005 at the American Library Association conference in Chicago. His speech was about the importance of instilling the love of reading in young children. Of course, his audience of 20,000 librarians were primed for that!

After the band's performance, we headed back to rest up for tonight's festivities. Oh, I almost forgot, I've got to get busy an make chocolate chip cookies. The best fireworks in the area are at Cedar Point Amusement Park and you don't have to be in the park to get a great view. We'll be down at the Jackson Street Pier to watch and applaud. I love the sound of everyone going ooooh, awwwwww, Have a great 4th of July!!!