My previous column about the Independence Day Celebration at Dexter Lake State Park gave a thumbnail sketch of what the day really was like. That’s why I decided I needed to tell even more of the story. As Master of Ceremonies I feel I had a unique perspective of what you missed out on if you didn’t attend. If you were there take a close look at the following pictures. You might see yourself and your family.
First of all I want to again thank all of the vendors for bringing there wares to the park. I gave you the list of their names and now I want you to see them for yourself. The Dexter Firefighters Bar-B-Q Chicken leads this parade of vendors. Looking at these pictures you can almost taste the tender Bar-B-Q chicken.
Next is Red 5 Hot Dogs. It’s amazing how such a small cart can produce such great dogs. You can find them at Red 5 dogs Facebook page
The Piglet Food Truck had a lot of business with their variety of food choices.
Sweet Bay Shaved Ice provided a cool and refreshing treat. Here is their Facebook page.
Rattlesnake BBQ did not disappoint either. Here is their Facebook page.
Phil’s Smoothies made fresh fruit smoothies that are out of this world. Check out Phil’s Smoothies at the Dexter Lake Farmer’s Market.
Then there is the Rebel Rally Beer Garden. Get more information about Rebel Rally at RebelRally.com.
The Rebel Rally Beer Garden also held tricycle time trials. You buy a beer and then get the chance to be the fastest tricycle rider and win a prize.
There were also booths selling unique items such as Dream Catchers and other items by Native Footprints Leatherwork & Beaded Designs.
And Tami’s Tie Dyes! Here is her Facebook page.
In part one I showed you “Old Coots On Scoots” and some of their motorcycles. They want me to tell you the group is not limited to just “old coots” and that the have members who are adults, but by no means in the old category. Here’s another look at some of the cool machines they rode in on.
Here were some other things to do at Dexter Lake Park including, boating, floating on a blowup raft, and wading.
There was this guy who combined the rocket jetpack with water and literally floated in the air on water. If this interests you check out Jetpack America.com.
It wouldn’t be the 4th of July without Old Glory. This Iraq War Veteran, Jesse Taylor, walked through the park many times carrying his flag to demonstrate his love for America.
To complete this Independence Day Celebration part 2 Let’s take a last look at some of the fireworks display.
This was my 4th year participating in the 4th of July activities at Dexter Lake. If you attended you know how great the day turned out. If you were not there I hope what I have presented here makes you want to join us next year.
Let me know what you would like me to talk about or explain. You can comment below or email me at: [email protected].