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Some Inspiration From Our Neighbors Across The State Line

There would be no United States of America if we Americans didn’t try to overcome setbacks.

We note, then, an inspiring development in Warren County to our south as well as in our county seat as we near the celebration of our nation’s independence.

Alicia Gatto and her husband, Bob, have organized a socially distanced Freedom Celebration for July 4 in Warren. Thus far, the event includes a live-streamed 10 a.m. reading of the Declaration of Independence followed by an 11 a.m. motorcade procession from Jones Chevrolet in Starbrick through Warren. Then, a second group of private citizens have come together in an attempt to host a fireworks show launched from Oakland Cemetery. The show comes with a $20,000 cost, which organizers are trying to raise by 6 p.m. July 3. Those interested can visit Fireworks Celebration Warren 2020 on Facebook or call 814-688-4553 or at 814-688-7996.

Then, word trickled out Tuesday that a Fourth of July fireworks display is now planned in Mayville. Details haven’t been released yet, but we’ll be sure to share them with you as soon as they are available.

We hope everyone celebrates the Fourth of July holiday safely in the midst of this pandemic, but we’re also glad to see that some in our midst aren’t going to let this Independence Day celebration go quietly. There is much to celebrate, even if it doesn’t seem like it these days.

We hope there is community support for these efforts in Warren and Mayville, and, may we mention, community common sense, too.

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