Salina Celebrates Independence Day
KSAL Staff - Wed 11:12 PM 07/04/2012
Fun and games began Independence Day in Salina Wednesday, and a concert and spectacular fireworks display ended it.
A nice crowd arrived early to beat the heat of the day to enjoy a “Freedom Safari” at Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure to begin the day. Events included keeper encounters, the giraffe feeding station was open, and zoo teens were selling sno-cones.
A shady spot was the place to be later in the day as the City of Salina Parks and Recreation Department sponsored the annual Playday in the Park. A large crowd enjoyed a hot, sunny, windy afternoon of old-fashioned games for the kids. It included free hot dogs, chips, watermelon, ice cream, popsicles and soft drinks.
The annual Skyfire Fireworks spectacular ended the day at the East Crawford Recreation Area. A free concert featuring the Soul Preachers preceded the fireworks.
The fireworks display this year was again synchronized to a very special patriotic music montage that was broadcast on News Radio 1150 KSAL.