PHOTOS: Lots to do for July 4 in Francestown

Children attempt the limbo at Francestown’s July 4 celebration. 

Children attempt the limbo at Francestown’s July 4 celebration.  STAFF PHOTO BY JESSECA TIMMONS

Francestown Recreation Commission volunteers Jeri Shelmet, Pierette Bilodeau and Pam Prentiss. 

Francestown Recreation Commission volunteers Jeri Shelmet, Pierette Bilodeau and Pam Prentiss.  STAFF PHOTO BY JESSECA TIMMONS

Francestown children leave Town Hall after leading the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Francestown children leave Town Hall after leading the Pledge of Allegiance.  STAFF PHOTO BY JESSECA TIMMONS

Children’s activities followed the reading of the Declaration of Independence at  the Francestown Town Hall on Thursday. 

Children’s activities followed the reading of the Declaration of Independence at  the Francestown Town Hall on Thursday.  STAFF PHOTO BY JESSECA TIMMONS

The Francestown Recreation Committee organized all-day activities on July 4. 

The Francestown Recreation Committee organized all-day activities on July 4.  STAFF PHOTO BY JESSECA TIMMONS

Francestown residents flock to the Town Hall for July 4 celebrations on Thursday. 

Francestown residents flock to the Town Hall for July 4 celebrations on Thursday.  STAFF PHOTO BY JESSECA TIMMONS

Francestown residents fill the Town Hall during the reading of the Declaration of Independence. 

Francestown residents fill the Town Hall during the reading of the Declaration of Independence.  STAFF PHOTO BY JESSECA TIMMONS

From left, Ken Houston, Theo Groh, Ted Graham, Gary Schnakenberg, Rebecca Martusewicz listen as Bob Bitterli, chair of the Francestown Recreation Commission, thanks volunteers and attendees for participating in the day’s events. 

From left, Ken Houston, Theo Groh, Ted Graham, Gary Schnakenberg, Rebecca Martusewicz listen as Bob Bitterli, chair of the Francestown Recreation Commission, thanks volunteers and attendees for participating in the day’s events.  STAFF PHOTO BY JESSECA TIMMONS

The Mitchell family, from left, Olin, Oskar, Roxa, Thea, Morgan and Nesta, at the reading of the Declaration of Independence.

The Mitchell family, from left, Olin, Oskar, Roxa, Thea, Morgan and Nesta, at the reading of the Declaration of Independence. STAFF PHOTO BY JESSECA TIMMONS

Rebecca Martusewicz reads from the Declaration of Independence at Francestown Town Hall on Thursday. 

Rebecca Martusewicz reads from the Declaration of Independence at Francestown Town Hall on Thursday.  STAFF PHOTO BY JESSECA TIMMONS

Veteran Scott Carbee and Francestown children led the Pledge of Allegiance

Veteran Scott Carbee and Francestown children led the Pledge of Allegiance STAFF PHOTO BY JESSECA TIMMONS

From left, Ken Houston, Theo Groh, Ted Graham, Gary Schnakenberg, and Rebecca Martusewicz were the readers of the Declaration of Independence on Thursday at Francestown Town Hall. 

From left, Ken Houston, Theo Groh, Ted Graham, Gary Schnakenberg, and Rebecca Martusewicz were the readers of the Declaration of Independence on Thursday at Francestown Town Hall.  STAFF PHOTO BY JESSECA TIMMONS

Francestown Town Hall. 

Francestown Town Hall.  STAFF PHOTO BY JESSECA TIMMONS

From left: Olin, Oskar, Thea (in arms) and Nesta Mitchell listen as Declaration is read. 

From left: Olin, Oskar, Thea (in arms) and Nesta Mitchell listen as Declaration is read.  STAFF PHOTO BY JESSECA TIMMONS

Published: 07-09-2024 12:06 PM

The Francestown Recreation Commission organized a full day of Independence Day activities Thursday, including a pickleball tournament that drew  37 players and 50 spectators, the reading of the Declaration of Independence, a home run contest, a Patriotic Pet Parade, children’s games and a bonfire and live music in the evening. 

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