Spirit of America

By on July 10, 2014
Tanner Moore, Kane Cook and Tyler Moore hung out with Uncle Sam, of the Winter Garden Masonic Lodge, at the All American Kids Parade on July 4. The event was sponsored by the Downtown Winter Garden Merchants Association, the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation and the Masonic Lodge and included a breakfast, parade and other activities. Photo by Shari Roach.

Tanner Moore, Kane Cook and Tyler Moore hung out with Uncle Sam, of the Winter Garden Masonic Lodge, at the All American Kids Parade on July 4. The event was sponsored by the Downtown Winter Garden Merchants Association, the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation and the Masonic Lodge and included a breakfast, parade and other activities. Photo by Shari Roach.

 

Red, white and blue fireworks fill the nighttime sky in Winter Garden on July 4. Photo by Bill Ellis.

Red, white and blue fireworks fill the nighttime sky in Winter Garden on July 4. Photo by Bill Ellis.

On the morning of July 4th, families, friends and even pets joined in the All American Kids Parade & Breakfast in downtown Winter Garden. They brought their bikes and wagons to decorate with red, white and blue tassels, signs and balloons – displaying their patriotism for all to see. Photo by Shari Roach.

Families, friends and even pets joined in the All American Kids Parade & Breakfast in downtown Winter Garden. Photo by Shari Roach.

Sparklers always add fun to Fourth of July parties. Photo by Rasheda Isaac.

Sparklers always add fun to Fourth of July parties. Photo by Rasheda Isaac.

Robert, back, left, and Lisa Midden enjoy the All American Kids Parade with their children, Liam and Charlie. They showed their patriotism by sporting stars and stripes and red, white and blue from head to toe. Photo by Shari Roach.

Robert, back, left, and Lisa Midden enjoy the All American Kids Parade with their children, Liam and Charlie. Photo by Shari Roach.

Maurice Allen enjoys riding solo on his bicycle, complete with hand-made patriotic decorations, at the Kids Parade in Winter Garden. Photo by Shari Roach.

Maurice Allen enjoys riding solo on his bicycle, complete with hand-made patriotic decorations, at the Kids Parade in Winter Garden. Photo by Shari Roach.

Fireworks explode over Lake Apopka, and admirers at Winter Garden’s Newton Park, on the Fourth of July. Photo by Tony Judnich.

Fireworks explode over Lake Apopka, and admirers at Winter Garden’s Newton Park, on the Fourth of July. Photo by Tony Judnich.

 

Gene Mayo, 41, of Winter Park, enjoyed the Fourth of July with his mother, Louise Mayo, at Winter Garden’s ‘Party in the Park’ at Newton Park. The Mayos said it was the first time they attended this event. Photo by Tony Judnich.

Gene Mayo, 41, of Winter Park, enjoyed the Fourth of July with his mother, Louise Mayo, at Winter Garden’s ‘Party in the Park’ at Newton Park. The Mayos said it was the first time they attended this event. Photo by Tony Judnich.

 

Melanie Rousseau pulls her U.S.A. wagon through the streets of Winter Garden in the All American Kids Parade with her favorite baby dolls riding in the front seat. Photo by Shari Roach.

Melanie Rousseau pulls her U.S.A. wagon through the streets of Winter Garden in the All American Kids Parade with her favorite baby dolls riding in the front seat. Photo by Shari Roach.

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