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Lions Den: Somers Independence Day Block Party

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July 4, 1776, was declared Independence Day after three days of debate and changing of in language in the document written by Thomas Jefferson. The 13 colonies agreed to declare independence from Great Britain. 
Since then, we have celebrated this event in and around that date with fireworks, patriotism, parades, concerts and family get-togethers. 

This year the town of Somers has the opportunity to do all of that in one place. With the generosity of Sebastian Capital and a lot of work by such volunteer groups as the Chamber of Commerce, Patty-Cass Scholarship Fund and the Somers Lions Club, the first Somers Independence Day Block Party will debut on June 30.

This event will honor a hometown hero, Lt. Victor Prato, and he is so deserving of our honor as he dedicated a career to fighting for independence. It gives our town a chance to cheer for a hero and honor our great country. After all, in America every day is Independence Day.

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We want families to come out and enjoy a wonderful day. 

A full schedule of events is planned, culminating with a great fireworks show. Music by local bands and singers as well as entertainment by our youth entertainment groups will bring enjoyment for all who attend. Food trucks, ice cream and good old

American staples like hot dogs and hamburgers will be available.

We plan to set what could become a Guiness Book of Records when we salute a drone flyover to honor Prato.

Be a part of this wonderful event. We have limited parking and the parking fee per vehicle entitles occupants to free amusement rides for kids and young teens. We worked hard to keep this a fun, affordable, safe and enjoyable event. The entertainment starts at 3 p.m., so pack you car, bring your chairs and get ready to enjoy a great block party. 

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