Lancaster celebrates in spite of heat and storms

July 10, 2012 by  

Even the raging storms that knocked out power over the weekend before the Fourth of July, coupled with the intense heat, could not stop the citizens of Lancaster turning out for the festivities over the July 4 holiday.

The celebration started off with a bang at 10:00 am with a festive parade. Hundreds of individuals in and around the Lancaster area ventured out into the sweltering heat to line the parade route and kick of the Fourth of July celebration. After the parade made its way through the city, the holiday celebration continued at the fairgrounds with amusement rides, music, and food.

Community celebrations typically use local printing companies to provide necessary advertising and celebration items. Poster printing and flyer printing may be used to alert citizens of the event, while banner printing is typically used for parades and other activities. Many vendors taking part in such celebrations may have also required business card printing to hand out information to possible customers.

The Fourth of July festivities in Lancaster took place in spite of the storms the weekend prior to the event that left many in the area without electricity. Jenny Bowersock, a Lancaster citizen, stated that she and her family had been without electricity since Friday and stayed with her mother-in-law until power in their home was restored on the Tuesday, July 3. Lorie Cozad, a Bremen resident, was also celebrating the return of electricity at her home on Tuesday evening but many other area residents were still without electricity on the day of the celebration.

Despite the heat, storms, and loss of electricity, Lancaster’s Fourth of July celebration carried on as everyone turned out to enjoy the festivities in a small-town atmosphere.