2012-07-07 / Top News

City Hosts Fun and Games July 4

Families Enjoy 4th of July Fireworks


Roslyn Miller (from left), Ottila Styburski, and Oscar Reo delight in the spray from the fire hose at the Fourth of July games at Windermere Point. Many children at Windermere Point took advantage of the Mackinac Island Fire Department’s demonstration and used the fire Roslyn Miller (from left), Ottila Styburski, and Oscar Reo delight in the spray from the fire hose at the Fourth of July games at Windermere Point. Many children at Windermere Point took advantage of the Mackinac Island Fire Department’s demonstration and used the fire

People gathered along the lakeshore for the Mackinac Island fireworks display between Windermere Point and Mackinac Island Public School. Prior to the explosive display, games and socializing took place on the waterfront. People gathered along the lakeshore for the Mackinac Island fireworks display between Windermere Point and Mackinac Island Public School. Prior to the explosive display, games and socializing took place on the waterfront.

The Mackinac Island fireworks display launches from the Straits of Mackinac near Round Island. The display began just prior to 10 p.m. and reached its crescendo (seen here) at 10:30 p.m. “It’s my favorite display,” Katie Bienkowski said as she watched. “Just as you watch the Mackinaw City show finish up, these guys start. It really makes for a great end to the 4th.” The Mackinac Island fireworks display launches from the Straits of Mackinac near Round Island. The display began just prior to 10 p.m. and reached its crescendo (seen here) at 10:30 p.m. “It’s my favorite display,” Katie Bienkowski said as she watched. “Just as you watch the Mackinaw City show finish up, these guys start. It really makes for a great end to the 4th.”

Above: Craig Bunker (right) and Jason St. Onge of the Mackinac Island Fire Department relax on the front of their truck before the fireworks. “We usually park the truck here to watch the fireworks,” Mr. St. Onge said. “We’d want to watch the fireworks anyway, and it’s good to have the truck here in case there’s an accident.” Above: Craig Bunker (right) and Jason St. Onge of the Mackinac Island Fire Department relax on the front of their truck before the fireworks. “We usually park the truck here to watch the fireworks,” Mr. St. Onge said. “We’d want to watch the fireworks anyway, and it’s good to have the truck here in case there’s an accident.”

At left: Hannah (from left), Dennis, Carrie, and Emma Bradley, Ashley Rynearson, Alyssa Willemsen, Jackie Bradley, and Jack, Anna, and Carrie Kaminen show their patriotic spirit while they wait for the fireworks to start. The Bradleys came to visit their friends on Mackinac Island for the 4th of July celebration. At left: Hannah (from left), Dennis, Carrie, and Emma Bradley, Ashley Rynearson, Alyssa Willemsen, Jackie Bradley, and Jack, Anna, and Carrie Kaminen show their patriotic spirit while they wait for the fireworks to start. The Bradleys came to visit their friends on Mackinac Island for the 4th of July celebration.

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