Happy 4th of July! I hope this holiday finds you with friends and family and if you’re in the midwest I hope you have power and some relief from the incredible heat. The 4th of July is one of my favorite days in Worthington. There are many fun options to choose from and over time my family has developed some traditions.
This morning we started our day by running the Colonial Hills 5K as a family. My wife, Doreen, and daughters Peyton (9) and Campbell (7) and I, all ran. Colonial Hills is aptly named, but it’s a fun start to our day. Our five-year old Riley (pictured below) walked in the kiddie parade.
From Colonial Hills we head over to Worthington Hills for their annual 4th of July parade (Worthington Hills takes the 4th of July very seriously and would give many small cities a run for their money with their festivities). My girls refer to this as the “candy” parade but it is a great mix of fun and school spirit. Most WKHS athletic teams, student government workers, and the “Stepping Wolves” Marching Band are part of the parade. Worthington Hills Elementary Principal Tamu Lucero has her own float, and today school board members Marc Schare and Charlie Wilson joined Superintendent Thomas Tucker is passing out candy to joyful kids.
Tonight we will head to the lawn of TWHS for the community cook-out and we’ll finish our evening sitting on Galipult Field to watch the Worthington fireworks. I’m blessed to work for Worthington Schools and on this fourth feel blessed to live in a country that values a free and appropriate public education for all children.
I hope you’re having a great holiday!