Independence Day celebration at Bond Park

June 28, 2012 by  

Though July 4 is a day the nation has set aside to celebrate our independence, those who like to display their patriotism rarely choose to observe the holiday “independently,” or in isolation from others. Whether going to the beach, a parade, a theme park, or simply having a cook out, families and friends all across the nation have always chosen to come together and celebrate this holiday in grand style. Families residing in Cary, if they are not going to travel this year, will have the opportunity to celebrate at Bond Park.

Starting Monday, July 4 at 8:30 am, the celebration will begin with a fishing tournament in which participants will vie for prizes. There will be four age groups for which prizes will be awarded and those planning on getting their lines wet need to show up a little early as registration begins at 7:30am. The tournament is designed with fun in mind and anybody with fishing tackle can win, as there will be prizes awarded for the smallest fish as well as the largest ones.

There will also be a Parade in the Park in which participants will show off their patriotism by decorating their strollers, bikes, wagons, and trikes and marching or riding to Bond Lake. Some supplies for decorating will be provided but these are limited. To express their creativity, participants could invest a little in poster printing, which would also help them stand out in the crowd.

Other events and contests include donut eating, watermelon eating, Lakeside Olympics, water balloon toss, sunflower seed spitting, and sidewalk decorating. The events are free to all who come.