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Star Spangled Spectacular

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By Savannah Owens

Many people and families from all over Texas came to the 26th Annual Independence Day Celebration to see the symphony concert and fireworks. While the concert was delayed about an hour due to rain, the streets were still packed with patriots. There were concession tables and flag give-aways, as well as a prize drawing for Rangers tickets on July 4th.

The Symphony was conducted by Dr. Douglas Bakenhus. The winner of the guest conductor prize at the Symphony League Auction was Patty Isonhood, who was all smiles as she conducted the symphony. Bill Owens was the winner of the guest detonator prize at the Symphony League Auction, and dressed up like Uncle Sam for the occasion.

A particularly moving song was “God Bless America” in which the audience stood up and sang along with the symphony. Fireworks started around 9:30 and were a delightful show of exploding color.

 

 

Flag Winners (in no particular order):

Wendy Johnson

Karen White

Christy Andrzyewski

Shane Kennedy

Karin Massey

Carol Bylee

Mike Mohesky

Kale Tifft

Logan Shiftlet

Audrey Tolwer

 

Ranger Ticket Winner:

Cassandra Zavala

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