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By the time the final two teams reached the Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Wood Bat Classic senior American Legion championship game Saturday afternoon at Avista Stadium, they’d reached the bottom of their pitching staffs.
The sun shone and the clouds went away as Inland Northwest residents flocked to local Fourth of July celebrations in Coeur d’Alene, Liberty Lake and Spokane on Wednesday. By midafternoon, Riverfront Park in downtown Spokane was filling up with people listening to music, riding rides and staking out prime spots for the evening’s fireworks. Children clutched balloon animals or ran in the Rotary fountain to cool off. A lone protester stood silently by the Looff Carrousel holding a sign that said “Military spending is killing us.”
Don’t let the middle-of-the-week holiday stop you from pulling together a quick, patriotic dessert for your Fourth of July festivities. Here are four festive recipes that can be made today and served after the barbecue tonight:
Test your Yankee Doodle IQ with our Fourth of July quiz. 1. What year did the American colonies declare independence from Great Britain?
The morning after Fourth of July in Deer Park – one of few spots in Spokane County that still allows personal fireworks – is a “pretty impressive sight,” said Michael Moran, who drives in for work from his home out of town. After an explosive night, crews are at work early cleaning up fireworks debris from empty lots.
Monday Military Honors Tribute to Revolutionary War Patriots – Presented by the Daughters of the American Revolution and Sons of the American Revolution along with the Washington National Guard Honor Guard, the Air Force Honor Guard and the Washington State Veterans Cemetery. The first part of the tribute will be held at the cemetery’s Committal Shelter, where the Army Honor Guard will present a Betsy Ross flag, the Air Force Honor Guard will perform the firing party duties and a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel will play taps.
The Greenacres neighborhood will be hosting a Fourth of July celebration in the new Greenacres Park at 1311 N. Long Road all day Wednesday. The day begins with a children’s parade around the park at 11:30 a.m. Kids may decorate bikes, strollers or wagons using the theme “On the farm” or just use patriotic decorations. Prizes will be awarded. Following the parade there will be free ice cream and musical performances by the Pages of Harmony and The Breakout Choir. The Spokane Valley Fire Department plans to have a fire engine there from noon to 2 p.m. Family games will begin at 2 p.m.