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Sandwich celebrates America with 'Freedom Days'

Uncle Sam waves to spectators along Main Street in downtown Sandwich on Saturday morning, during the annual Freedom Days parade. Most floats in the parade featured the American flag, or a symbol of the country like Uncle Sam or the Statue of Liberty.
Uncle Sam waves to spectators along Main Street in downtown Sandwich on Saturday morning, during the annual Freedom Days parade. Most floats in the parade featured the American flag, or a symbol of the country like Uncle Sam or the Statue of Liberty.

It was hot in Sandwich on Saturday morning, but the city and its residents were awash in patriotism as the city’s annual two-day Freedom Days celebration opened with a parade on Main Street.

The parade was followed by other activities Saturday, including a chicken and porkchop dinner fundraiser, water fights at the fire station, a classic car show, live music, kids’ activities and a petting zoo downtown.

On Sunday, the annual Freedom Run 5K was held in Knights Park.

Activities concluded Sunday evening with a fireworks display at the Sandwich Fairgrounds.

‘It’s a fun weekend, and at least we can try to do something to bring everybody together,” Sandwich Fire Department Assistant Chief Kerry Boring said at the department’s chicken and porkchop dinner fundraiser.

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