Larry Ebersole – Fourth of July: The ultimate birthday bash |

Larry Ebersole – Fourth of July: The ultimate birthday bash

Larry Ebersole / Kremmling CrossroadsKremmling, Colorado

Do you remember the celebration the Ewoks had at the end at the battle for Endor and the fall of Emperor Palpatine? This is a reference to Star Wars for those of you who don’t. My point is that we should celebrate the upcoming Forth of July holiday with that kind of fervor and joy It can be too easy to overlook the real meaning of the day, the birth of our nation. This was a birth encompassing great sacrifice and struggle, resulting in a nation delivered to the world by men with great foresight. In hindsight this was an accomplishment worthy of celebration.Amongst our smaller celebrations, which typically produce that wonderful aroma of a variety of grilled meats mixing with the unmistakable scent of gunpowder in the breeze, we are all united in the greater celebration marking a change in the course of history. So while we are cooking hot-dogs, hamburgers and blowing stuff up, it is good to remember how significant the Fourth of July really is.Later on that evening, the big fireworks will be displayed at the Fire Up The Cliffs celebration Kremmling. Based on years past there is no reason to search for a better show. If you don’t live in this area, it is worth the trip here for the show. Along with the fireworks will be the Kremmling Volunteer Fire Departments Barbecue and live music.Earlier in the day will be the 2nd Annual Redneck Mud Shuffle and Calcutta. Fire Up The Cliffs will benefit the Kremmling Volunteer Fire Department, Grand County 4-H Council and the Kremmling Area Chamber of Commerce.A little later on in the month of July there will be a Family Fun Night at the Town Square. The event will take place on the 24th and feature Bingo and a movie. Just an evening in our Town Park isn’t too bad either.We are only a little over a month away from the Middle Park Fair and Rodeo. The fair and rodeo will take place Aug. 3-9. Check out the Chamber’s Web site for details on these events.If you are wondering how my small war with the ground squirrel is going I can give you a quick update. @#%*&!#@$%^!!!!!. That is how it is going so I’ll just leave it at that.Aside from that, the news reported that June was the second wettest in Colorado history and may well be the wettest by the time this column runs. Making history never promised to be entirely enjoyable.- Please continue to share items of local interest with me at or P.O. Box 564, Kremmling CO, 80459.

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