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July 4 Celebrated With Music, Food, Fireworks

The township’s annual Independence Day celebration drew hundreds of people attracted by the excellent weather, music, food and, of course, fireworks.

The July 3 event kicked off at 6 p.m. with music provided by Little Jimmy and the Starlites, who were followed by the cast of the Villagers’ teen production of “Heathers.”

Next on the stage was the Community Fellowship Mass Choir. Recent Franklin High School graduate Khailah Johnson then sand the National Anthem, which was followed immediately by the fireworks.

The Franklin Reporter & Advocate live streamed during the celebration. Following are some of those streams.

Here’s event organizer Bill Grippo, with FR&A Co-Publisher PJ Parker:

Bill Grippo on July 4 celebration.

Posted by The Franklin Reporter & Advocate on Monday, July 3, 2017

 

John and Charity Okoya talk about what July 4th means to them as immigrants, and also a little about the changes coming to Hamilton Street.

July 4th

Posted by The Franklin Reporter & Advocate on Monday, July 3, 2017

 

This is Gabriel Cordero, director of the Community Fellowship Mass Choir, interviewed by PJ Parker:

Gabriel Cordero, Community Fellowship Mass Choir Director

Posted by The Franklin Reporter & Advocate on Monday, July 3, 2017

 

And, the choir itself:

Community Fellowship Mass Choir

Posted by The Franklin Reporter & Advocate on Monday, July 3, 2017

 

Here’s the cast of the Villagers’ teen production of “Heathers:”

 

And, finally, Khailah Johnson sings the National Anthem:

Khailah Johnson sings the National Anthem.

Posted by The Franklin Reporter & Advocate on Monday, July 3, 2017

 

Here’s some photos of the day:

2017 Independence Day Celebration

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