Sunday, July 4, 2010
4th of July in Salem............
While some people are having barbecues and others are at the beach, I hope you are having a really great time celebrating your Independence Day tradition. At the Amelia Payson House, guests are enjoying a whole host of activities planned throughout the day and night in Salem.
The day started off with the reading of the Declaration of Independence on the Common; a patriotic salute to the true meaning of the holiday. Then most of our guests were going to escape the heat of the mid-day by going to the Peabody Essex Museum; where history and culture abounds in the comfort of AIRCONDITIONING! Later, for sure, they will all gather at Derby Wharf and enjoy the pre-firework festivities that will start at 4pm. Music, games and face painting for the kids, with food vendors galore. Hotdogs, pizza, kettlecorn and cold drinks are the approved food groups of the day. And, as the evening progresses, everyone gets treated to a concert by the Hillyer Festival Orchestra, a military fly over, and, of course, the FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA..... An exceptional day, with great weather as an added bonus for sure!
AND, all made possible by so many generous business sponsors. Thank you Walmart, Salem Five, Target, Eastern Bank, Tavern on the Square, Dominion Salem Harbor Station and so many more. We have all been invited by the National Park Service at the Maritime Site and will be welcomed by our Mayor, Kimberley Driscoll. See you all there!