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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

july 4th in 5:40

July 4th, 2011
Vienna, VA

Independence day in small town USA, Vienna, VA.
Typical hot day this time of year, humid too and the mosquitoes literally had a field day.  They too were celebrating and feasting.   The best part was the kids watching the magic show.  The magician grabbed their attention and he made them smile and laugh.  I captured most of these.  There were games for the kids, and the baseball field was lined with vendors, antique car show, lemonade and ice cream stands and of course local politicians.  I met Janet Howell senator for the 32nd district for the last 20 years.  I asked her what her typical day on the job was like and I got nothing exciting from her.. meetings, legislating the same stuff she's been doing for the last 20 years.  She did tell me who her favorite lobbyist is though.    There was a chili cook off too, a live band, arts and crafts  but mostly it was hot and humid. 

 Here's my collection of photos from the day to the tune of Take Five.

Photos are copyright Simon Sakkab