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Bush Library 4th of July

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Photo by Photo by Meredith Seaver

The fireworks display was accompanied by the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra.

The 58th Annual “I Love America” 4th of July Celebration was held at the George Bush Library and Museum and hosted by the College Station Noon Lions Club. Festivities began when the library opened at 9:30 a.m. and ended with a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m.
Photos by Meredith Seaver

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  • Brazos Valley Wreathes Across America offered the opportunity to write cards to service members.

  • The George Bush Library and Museum offered free admissions and extended hours during the July 4th festivities leading to constant lines feeding into the building.

  • KBTX Chief Meteorologist Shel Winkley, Class of 2007, broadcasted a live forecast from the “I Love America” Celebration.

  • Slovacek’s Sausage was one of the main food vendors at the event.

  • Many local vendors came out to celebrate the Fourth of July.

  • Kettle corn was one of the many sweet treats available and a crowd favorite.

  • Earlier in the afternoon, one booth offered free watermelon while it lasted.

  • Uncle Sam even made an appearance at the July 4th Celebration.

  • Families were given many food choices including pizza, food trucks, etc.

  • After sunset, crowds began to settle and the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra took their places on stage.

  • Marcelo Bussiki has been the conductor of the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra since 1996.

  • Children cheered with excitement at the different colors bursting into the night sky.

  • The patriotic medley played by the BVSO was capped with a finale of red, white and blue fireworks behind the George Bush Library and Museum.

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