Independence Day celebration for families like Obermeyer-Torres
SANFORD -- Thousands of patriotic citizens descended upon the downtown and the Sanford Pier for the July Fourth fireworks show.
Headline Surfer® was the only media outlet with video coverage presented here with this story of the festivities that lit up the night sky.
The event was orderly and countless families enjoying the fireworks that went off without any problems as soon as darkness set in. Among the fmilies was Obeymeyer-Torres, which Headline Surfer spoke with after the fireworks concluded.
Gordon Obermeyer and Maranda Torres were at the fireworks with their little ones, Alexis Marie Obermeyer, 8, and Anthony Lamar Torres, 18 months.
The man of the house spent the earlier part of the day at his job at the Red Robin while Torres was home at their Sanfdord residence cooking a family meal before the night out for the fireworks. The Sanford couple sported festive USA T-shirts for the occasion.
The meaning of the holiday was not lost on the couple.
"Thank God for all the veterans that fought for our country so we can sit here and raise beautiful families and celebrate the Fourth of July," Gordon Oberrmeyer said, having worked earlier in the day at his job at the Red Robin restaurant while Maranda Torres and the children enjoyed the day at home cooking, doing karoake and swimming in the pool.
For the thousands of Independence Day revelers like them, it was a time to celebrate the nation's holiday before gathering up blankets and walking back to their vehicles and the traffic congestion, which eased up in about 30 minutes.