Windsor 4th festivities were ‘awesome’

Published 10:59 am Friday, July 7, 2017

by Merle Monahan
Contributing Writer

Despite darkening clouds and intermittent sprinkles all afternoon, the Windsor 4th of July celebration was held on schedule Tuesday, from the children’s parade at 6 p.m. to the fireworks display just after dark.

“I think the crowd was a little smaller than some we’ve had because of the weather,” said Town Manager Michael Stallings, “but still we had a good number.”

“Everybody seemed to be having a good time, as always” he went on, noting that the event has been held annually for nearly 20 years.

Stallings said the town thanks the Windsor Ruritans, Windsor Lions and the Windsor Woman’s Club for their assistance.

“They donated all the food for the dinner and then helped serve it,” he said, andadded that the Windsor Youth Foundation deserves the credit for supplying the bounce houses for children’s entertainment.

During the afternoon, visitors were entertained by the Island Boy Band, while radio station 101.7 WLQM covered the event for an upcoming broadcast.

“We had 27 antique cars on display during the afternoon,” Stallings said. “That’s an attraction for many people.”

The fireworks display was one of the biggest attractions, however, he said. Handled by Isle of Wight Parks and Recreation.

“It was awesome!”