We hope that Everyone had a fun, safe, and cool(er) July 4th. We celebrated in our little part of the VA Eastern Shore by attending these events. The pre-holiday celebration started in neighboring Onancock on July 3 with a band concert and FREE ice cream; hot and humid temps made it taste even better.
Early (8 a.m. yawn) July 4th, we returned to the Eastern Shore Public Library, where we had helped sort books the day before. These had to be assembled for the 9 a.m. start of the Firecracker Book Sale. Lots of “nearly new” books – soft and hard covers – in this annual sale, which is run by the library Friends as a fundraiser. This was the biggest to date and raised over $1300.Grenville and I helped by stocking up on paperbacks by James Patterson and Clive Cussler — 50 cents each were great deals !
At 10 a.m. there was a short break in sales as the library is on the parade route. Folks went out to watch the Accomac non-motorized July 4th parade. Bikes are the most popular mode of transportation in this 10 minute, 1/2-mile long parade.