Last week’s Fourth of July festivities across Tooele County celebrated the nation’s 242nd birthday and citizens made sure every event was well-attended.
Communities, from Tooele City and Grantsville to Vernon, took one or more days to acknowledge Independence Day with scholarship pageants, parades, rodeos, park activities, concerts and fireworks.
In Vernon, a veteran’s memorial was dedicated by more than 300 citizens and visitors on July 4. The Kiwanis Club held its annual Freedom 5K in Tooele as part of the Independence Day festivities, while the Barrus Memorial 5K and Grandma Bernadine’s Dusk ’til Dawn Tennis Tournament provided entertainment in Grantsville.
Tooele County citizens are renowned for their patriotism and national pride, as evidenced by today’s Hometown section filled with photographs from last week’s events.