Another large turnout for Hermann’s 4th of July celebration
By staff writer
Pleasant summer weather was enjoyed during last Friday’s Fourth of July celebration in Hermann, and this year’s crowd was just as large as in previous years.
Large crowds attended the band concert at the amphitheater and fireworks display on the riverfront.
This year’s Friday event kicked off a three-day holiday weekend and brought many families together for barbecues and picnics, capped off with a fireworks display sponsored by the Hermann Area Chamber of Commerce.
There were children’s games at the Riverfront Park following the parade, and the Hermann Brush & Palette Club operated the food stand under the pavilion this year. The club reported a good turnout for burgers, brats, hot dogs and plate lunches. They netted about $2,000 that will help the club’s effort to match a $30,000 anonymous pledge to restore old gravesites at the Hermann City Cemetery, which has been an on-going project for the past four years.
Hermann Police Chief Frank Tennant said there was “a little bottle neck” downtown after the fireworks, but officers directed traffic to get folks moving.
“There was not a single problem, other than fireworks complaints around town, which was expected,” said Tennant.