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Summit siblings Ari, Jimmy and Hope Troche getting ready for fireworks at Summit Park. (Photos by Carol McGowan)

Summit siblings Ari, Jimmy and Hope Troche getting ready for fireworks at Summit Park. (Photos by Carol McGowan)

Summit celebrates the Fourth of July

By Carol McGowan

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The Village of Summit and the Summit Park District teamed up to bring their fireworks and holiday celebration back this year after taking a break last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The weather was perfect last Friday evening as folks starting arriving around 5 p.m. A nice breeze made it comfortable for everyone to walk around and enjoy food, drink, sweets and fun.

Martha Sonka, Marketing and Public Relations director for the park district, and Summit Park District Board of Commissioners President Tony Cervantes were among other park and village officials walking the grounds making sure everything was ready.

“We are both very happy to see the community get together again and have a great time in our park for the Fourth of July holiday,” said Sonka.

There was plenty of entertainment from 6 p.m. until the fireworks started about 9:20 p.m. DJ’s Babaloo & Erock, always crowd favorites, were on hand, as well as Banda Tony who introduced Herradero Show de Durango, and Trumpet Duo Alex Vega and Eliza Perkovich.

Among the vendor tents were Tona’s Pupusas, who also operates a food stand at the park, The Works in Summit had pizza, wings and beverages, El Campeon had whole pineapples with pina colada, Chagala Tacos, Garotinhos Churros, and the Latino Family Services Initiative had cupcakes in festive red, white and blue. The park district sold water, and there was a light up toy booth for kids to get ready for dark along with bouncy houses and a mechanical bull.

It was a welcome event to those who were longing to get out and enjoy the weather and fireworks show, and get together and enjoy and evening of food, fun and fireworks again at Summit Park.

The park extended thanks to the Summit Police and Fire Departments, who made sure all went well. They also acknowledged all vendors, including Jumping G’s, Cabrera Rental, Lanita Cox Light UPs, ESDA, Gutierrez Security and Lyons Mayor Christopher Getty.

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