Jammin' with Uncle Sam

Rain doesn’t slow down Fourth festivities
Jul. 04, 2013 @ 08:03 PM

Even an afternoon thunderstorm could not stop revelers from coming out to enjoy their Fourth of July holiday.
This year’s annual Uncle Sam Jam held plenty of family fun and activities for all who attended. There were bands, Rough Draft and Parmalee, to provide entertainment, along with a roaming children’s entertainer.
For 11-year-old Morgan Pendegraph, it was all about the inflatables.
“So far, I have been having fun and plan to jump on the inflatables,” Pendegraph said. “Being with family is more fun than doing it by yourself.”
Along with the traditional fireworks, the event had vendors that carried everything from funnel cakes and hot dogs to crepes.
One of the biggest advantages for some was that the event was alcohol free. That was why Wendy Bowman, her boyfriend, Brian Banner, and his 12-year-old daughter, Natalie, attended the event.
“This is just good family fun with no alcohol involved,” Bowman said.
Banner agrees with Bowman, and said the yearly fireworks are nothing to sneeze at either.
“It is one of the better fireworks shows that will be around here now that Tanglewood is not doing it,” Banner said.
David Pointer and his wife, Julia, drove their 4-year-old son and twin 3-year-old girls from Kernersville for a change of scenery.
“We were looking for something to different to do,” Pointer said. “We have done the Kernersville fireworks for the past couple of years, so we decided to come out and see what it is all about.”
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