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This years Fourth of July, Independence Day celebration at Dexter Lake State Park was a nearly perfect event.  This annual fundraiser for the Dexter Volunteer Firefighters Association is now in it’s 16th year.  This is EDN’s 3rd year as partners with the DVFA. It is estimated that more than 4500 people were in attendance this year.  Not bad for a little state park out past the edge of town.  Of course having a lake, sunshine, 7 bands, fireworks, Bigfoot Distributing and Steel Pail hosting a beer garden, Organic foods courtesy of Creswell Bakery and Furrer Farms, and a score of local vendors on site makes it a pretty sweet place to spend a 4th of July.

The newest member of the EDN team, photographer Billie-Jo Miller, documented this year for us.

First up we had NAUGHTY DIGIT from Salem

Naughty Digit from Salem kicked off the Event.  Vintage music, tight band.
Naughty Digit from Salem kicked off the Event. Vintage music, tight band.

Followed by Eugene’s own THE HIDEAWAYS – a self titled 60’s garage band.

The Hideaways Dave Thomas kicking it.
The Hideaways Dave Thomas kicking it.

Then Locals CODE RED.


Stay tuned for the next 3 acts.

Kelly Asay is an entrepreneur, software developer and performing musician. As the publisher of Eugene Daily News, Asay is continually searching, finding and promoting the best unknown journalists, photographers and inspirational people from all over Lane County.

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