Archive for July 4th

Coming Soon: Fireworks!!!

Posted in Holidays, Park View, Petworth with tags , , , on June 22, 2009 by Kent

Firework standConstruction of the firework stand outside Sweet Mango, across from the Georgia Ave./Petworth Metro, started last Friday and is essentially complete except for signage, bunting, and actual merchandise.

I expect that to be accomplished this week — especially since the Caribbean Festival is next weekend, and there is no reason for them not to literally cash in on that business.

Every year this stand arrives announcing the start of Summer with a bang. For weeks the neighbors will be regaled with fireworks of every kind. This is no mere firecracker and sparkler store … they sell some serious stuff!

This Date in History

Posted in June, Park View with tags , , on June 16, 2009 by Kent

June 16, 1918: The Post reported that the Park View Citizens’ Association would sponsor the Fourth of July celebration in Park view that year. The use of the Soldiers’ Home grounds had been granted for the occasion with a location near the lakes being selected and an all-day program arranged.Soldiers' Home Lake