The Town of Herndon’s annual Fourth of July celebration included live music by the group E3 Band. The band played classic R&B, rock, reggae, funk, and chart toppers, including songs such as “Sweet Home Alabama.”
Photo by Ryan Dunn.
Herndon On Saturday, July 4 the Town of Herndon hosted their annual Fourth of July celebration welcoming hundreds of local residents. Events took place in Bready Park at the Herndon Community Center. At 7:15 p.m., the music group E3 Band performed. They played classic R&B, rock, reggae, funk, and chart toppers. Residents from Northern Virginia came to see the fireworks display. “It is a great community event with live music, games, and crafts,” said Thomas Schoenauer, Recreation Services supervisor at Town of Herndon Parks and Recreation.
“It has been an interesting experience… It has been good to see the festivities for all the people,” said IT consultant Markus Kuttke, a resident of Vienna who brought his family to the fireworks show. Herndon Community Center was open on July 4 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. The fireworks show began at dark, after 9 p.m. “It was a great firework show,” said Gabe Martinez, a resident of the
New York area. Martinez is a cast member of the Peter Pan In The 360 show, playing at Tysons Corner Center through Aug. 16.
Businesses throughout the Town of Herndon decorated their stores to celebrate Independence Day and welcome participants of the World Police & Fire Games, which took place throughout Fairfax County June 26-July 5. Herndon Community Center hosted the weightlifting events for the Fairfax 2015 World and Police Games.
Winners of the decoration contest, sponsored by the Town of Herndon, Herndon Chamber of Commerce and Council for the Arts of Herndon, were announced from the stage at Friday Night Live on July 3. This year’s winners were:
“Most Creative” display - Elden Street Service & Tire Center, 602 Elden Street
“Most Patriotic” display - Dr. Finley Family Eye Care, 709 Pine Street
“Mayor’s Favorite” - JJ’s Deli, 909 Ferndale Avenue.
“It took a lot of teamwork,” said front desk receptionist, Gaby Alfaro who works at Dr. Finley Family Eye Care.