Sounds of Freedom ring in Sully’s Fourth of July celebration

Red, white, and blue was proudly flown, worn, and waved during the annual Fourth of July celebration in Sully on July 4. Hundreds of people gathered in the small town for a big celebration honoring our nation’s independence. Sounds of Freedom was the 2019 theme that rang loud and clear throughout the many family-friendly festivities.

Beautiful weather was enjoyed throughout the multi-day celebration that kicked off with a tractor ride on June 29. The morning of July 4, a record-breaking 372 runners and walkers participated in the 5K or one-mile races in the 24th Annual Freedom Fun Run. The morning festivities continued with the SFRC Faithwalkers breakfast and free donuts and coffee hosted by the Garden Thyme Club at Deep Rock Station. Patriotic songs were belted out from the central park stage prior to the opening ceremonies. At 10 a.m., 75 floats, tractors, cars, and more, as well as 25 kids on bikes and trikes, made their way around the Sully square for the parade. Afterwards, central park was a hub of activity as children enjoyed carnival games and inflatables host-ed by Diamond Trail Children’s Center, talented singers entertained the crowd in the first SullyOke CPS (karaoke on central park stage), and hundreds of people ate lunch at the Sully Lion’s Club fundraiser meal that raised $5,500 for the family of Shelby Agan who passed away unexpectedly this spring.

The annual fire-fighters water fights drew a crowd as people tried to beat the afternoon heat. Children once again were invited to compete within their age levels as were adult firefighters from area fire departments. This year, due to a funeral visitation attended by tractor pull organizers and many participants the afternoon of July 4, the tractor pull was cancelled.

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