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Independence Day celebration for families like Obermeyer-Torres

Fireworks couple in Sanford, Florida for 4th of July, 2014 / Headline Surfer®Children enjoy fireworks on July 4, 2014 in Sanford, Florida / Headline Surfer®Headline Surfer videos by Henry Frederick / Here are the sights and sounds from the 2014 Fourth of July fireworks show from the Sanford Pier in Sanford, FL. Shown in the photos are Gordon Obermeyer and Maranda Torres of Sanford sporting USA T-shirts and Alexis Marie Obermeyer, 8, and Anthony Lamar Torres, 18 months. More photos & videos with the story. 

SANFORD -- Thousands of patriotic citizens descended upon the downtown and the Sanford Pier for the July Fourth fireworks show.

Gov. Rick Scott appoints Amy Lockhart of Lake Mary to board of trustees at Seminole State College in Sanford

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Grassroots GOP conservative & school board member juggles civic & family roles

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Amy Lockhardt, Lake Mary resident and Seminole County School board member appointed by Gov. Scott to serve on Seminole County College board / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® Amy Lockhart is shown in a portrait pose in her successful run in 2012 for the Seminole County School Board.

LAKE MARY, Fla. – In just two short years, this Lake Mary public servant demonstrated the "can do" attitude in delivering on her campaign promises midway through her 4-year seat on the Seminole County School Board in addition to myriad duties in several civic posts and balancing it all out with her most treasured responsibilities: family and faith.

So it's easy to understand why Gov. Rick Scott didn't blink an eye Friday in piling on even more responsibilities on Amy Lockhart, appointing her to an open seat on the Seminole State College of Florida District Board of Trustees.

The 39-year-old Lake Mary wife and mother of two school-age kids previously served as chairwoman of the Idyllwilde Elementary School Advisory Council.

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