Rain and mud delay can't cancel town's patriotic spirit

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The Fourth of July is a holiday many Americans. Many Kansans aren’t willing to let pass without celebrating - even when the weather gets in the way.

You could say rain on Friday “mudded out” the plans for the fireworks show in Goddard.  But when it comes to America’s birthday, the party must go on.

Better late than never was the unspoken theme of this year’s Independence Day celebration in Goddard.  After rains Friday “mudded out” plans for a fireworks show that night, the city re-scheduled for Sunday.

The watermelon, live music, hot dogs and chips all had to go back into storage for a couple of days.  A nation ready to party meant a shortage of fireworks specialists meant no one was available again until Sunday night.

But the delay didn’t smother the patriotic spirit in this town.  Come Sunday they showed up in droves to enjoy all their Fourth of July favorites, from food and family to those long-awaited fireworks.

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