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PRESS PHOTOS BY LORETTA FENSTERMACHERLongswamp Cub Pack 575 sponsors an Independence Day celebration July 2 at Longswamp Community Park, Mertztown. The playground, used by many children, was close to the pavilion, food stands and ball field. PRESS PHOTOS BY LORETTA FENSTERMACHERLongswamp Cub Pack 575 sponsors an Independence Day celebration July 2 at Longswamp Community Park, Mertztown. The playground, used by many children, was close to the pavilion, food stands and ball field.
Mike Hertzog and The Blue Mountain Gang entertain the crowd at the Independence Day celebration in Longswamp Community Park. Mike Hertzog and The Blue Mountain Gang entertain the crowd at the Independence Day celebration in Longswamp Community Park.
Assistant Den Leader Christopher Rickert and Cub Master Adrianna Baldassare, of Longswamp Cub Pack 575 coordinate the Independence Day event. Rickert said it took about a month to plan the event. “We are really happy to be part of the celebration for the Township of Longswamp. They have been very supportive of the Cub Scouts and our program,” Baldassare said. Assistant Den Leader Christopher Rickert and Cub Master Adrianna Baldassare, of Longswamp Cub Pack 575 coordinate the Independence Day event. Rickert said it took about a month to plan the event. “We are really happy to be part of the celebration for the Township of Longswamp. They have been very supportive of the Cub Scouts and our program,” Baldassare said.
The fireworks are spectacular in Longswamp Community Park July 2. The fireworks are spectacular in Longswamp Community Park July 2.

Cub Pack 575 coordinates Independence Day celebration

Thursday, July 14, 2016 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

Fun, food and fireworks were a good combination for celebrating Independence Day at Longswamp Park July 2.

Entertainment was provided by Mike Hertzog and the Blue Mountain Gang.

The warm weather and park setting were perfect for this event as children on the playground were in full view of parents and guardians.

Music coming from the pavilion could be heard in the surrounding area.

Surrounding the ballpark, also close by, were more people who set their chairs around the ballpark in small groups so they could get a birds-eye view of the fireworks display synced to music, which was expected to start 9:30 p.m.

A Topton Fire Department truck and Topton Ambulance were parked near the upper part of the ball field standing by ready to respond to any unforeseen emergency.

As the darkness closed in, anticipation grew and the first boom and flash at the start of the show made everyone look up with delight, some letting out a shout of approval. The grand finale delighted the large crowd.

Coordinating the event was Cub Master Adrianna Baldassare and Assistant Den Leader Christopher Rickert, of Longswamp Cub Pack 575. Proceeds from this event benefited the Scouts.