It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood, as Sun Lakes residents celebrated the 4th of July in style. After the opening ceremonies with a color guard, barbershop singers, and the Stardust Dancers, a parade of decorated classic cars and golf carts circled through the community.

Streets were lined with cheering spectators, and, when the parade was over, many residents congregated in the Main Clubhouse ballroom and on the Veranda to enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch.

Both the ballroom and the Veranda were gaily decorated with everything red, white, and blue.

Residents were decked out in all kinds of patriotic clothing and accessories, including shirts, blouses, T-shirts, pants, tights, skirts, dresses, visors, hats, sunglasses, jewelry, purses, water bottles, and even shoes.

What a colorful display!

Music was provided outside by Louie the DJ, and was thoroughly enjoyable.

There was even a hula hoop contest.

Also on the veranda and in the library, Friends of the Library had a book sale, while toys, popcorn, and Sno-Cones were concocted and sold by Bob the Sno-Cone Guy and Judy Dexter.

In the grassy area between the pool and the veranda, Big Red made balloon bracelets and enormous elaborate balloon headpieces, while Joy did face painting and tattoos.

Out on the driving range, adults and children tried to score points with a bean bag toss.

The weather was cool and beautiful, and children from infants to adults of all ages had a glorious time.

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