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Rain Can't Dampen Fourth Of July Spirits

Sam Evans-Brown

Festivities are underway across New Hampshire despite rainy conditions.

At  well-attended 4th of july parade in Amherst, the announcer told crowds, “We might see a steady, light drizzle this morning, but after about 12 noon it’s going to get quite wet.”

While it wasn’t classic Fourth of July weather, that was just fine with some in the crowd.

“No this is fine,” said Ginger Simond.

“This is beautiful, not too hot at all,” agreed her husband Woody.

For daughter Lilly, the weather was secondary to the parade itself, which featured a number of riders on horseback, her favorite.

But for three disinterested elementary schoolers – Cash, Ezra, and Austin – the parade, which included Governor Maggie Hassan as well as Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte couldn’t hold their attention. They were more excited for festivities that had yet to come: the fireworks.

Many towns, like Manchester, Concord, Portsmouth, as well as Amherst had to push their displays to Saturday.

Austin was hopeful we would get a chance to see some pyrotechnics on Friday night regardless “at [his] friends house,” which is likely the only way that many will see them tonight. 

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