Old Fashioned 4th draws thousands

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The Woodland Park Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration at Memorial Park went off without a hitch to the delight of thousands.

The celebration lasted from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with about 50 local non-profit organizations and businesses offering family activities.

“There was a steady stream of people,” said Cindy Keating, director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Woodland Park. “I know our sales and merchandise was up from the previous couple of years.”

A pancake breakfast kicked off the event. Other activities included a fishing contest, fire truck rides, games, prizes, entertainment, food, arts and crafts, and more. Parks and Rec offered free volleyball and horseshoes.

A spectacular fireworks show was originally scheduled to take place at Woodland Park High School, but it was cancelled to a fire ban in Teller County.

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