Fourth festivities

By Joyce Harman
Joyce Harman

Above: Though the day’s weather wasn’t great — rain, some of it of steady enough to make poncho wearers feel superior — the weather took a turn for the better Monday night after the skies were dark enough for spectacular fireworks at the Sperryville Volunteer Fire Department’s annual 4th of July Celebration at Thornton Hill Racecourse. Below: At the Rappahannock Republicans’ tent during Monday’s 4th of July Celebration in Sperryville, the father of the United States Bill of Rights, George Mason (who bears an uncanny resemblance to conservative writer and Rappahannock resident Richard Viguerie), poses with Regina Knight of Washington before his reading of the entire Declaration of Independence to the gathered crowd. Bottom: Col. John Bourgeois conducts an American Festival Concert of martial favorites at Trinity Springs Farm in Boston on Sunday — a relatively dry day in Rappahannock.

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By Nedra Smith
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