Mayor Carlo DeMaria welcomed hundreds of residents to the City of Everett’s annual Independence Day celebration last Saturday. Everyone enjoyed the variety of games, food and music at the day of festivities.
“This was another excellent Independence Day celebration in the books,” Mayor DeMaria said. “The food was delicious, the kids had fun and we could not have asked for better weather. It was truly a perfect summer day to celebrate our country’s birthday.”
The day began at Glendale Park, where employees of Everett’s Health and Wellness Center led children in a series of races, including a potato sack competition and water balloon toss. The Health and Wellness Center collaborated with YMCA Everett to give attendees a variety of field game options as well as a wide selection of delicious snacks.
Meanwhile, Everett teacher Johnny the K led the children in a selection of silly songs and games, State Senator Sal DiDomenico and City Councilor Mike McLaughlin served ice-cold slush and a steady stream of people lined up for the face painter sponsored by Century Bank.
In the afternoon, Everett residents flocked to Sacramone Park, which was filled with amusement attractions. Kids ran to and from the inflatable games, balloon tents, rides and more as the local Rebound band played top music hits. City leaders grilled burgers and hot dogs and handed out fresh fruits and vegetables. The Office of the Mayor gave out Frisbees, canvas bags and patriotic hats and other groups, such as the Joint Committee for Children’s Healthcare and the Boston City Football Club, presented visitors with information on city and community resources.
The night ended with an after party hosted by Night Shift Brewing for adults over the age of 21. Residents rounded out the day of festivities with delicious homebrewed drinks at the popular venue.
It was another successful Independence Day celebration for the City of Everett. Be sure to mark your calendars for next year’s event!