Good News from A Great City Haverhill, MA
For the first time this year, the Heartbeat of Haverhill joined the Independence Day revelers in the Haverhill Plaza Shopping Center parking lot for the fireworks show. We’d heard such good things about the event that despite the fact that the North Andover display is actually closer to us, we headed to Riverside Park, Haverhill.
Very polite and plentiful police watched out for our safety from their vehicles, on foot and on bicycles. However, I can vouch for the fact that everyone in our vicinity (we were the row in front of the Rainbow store) was well-behaved and looking forward to sharing the Independence Day tradition with multiple generations of family and friends.
Business was brisk with the ice coffee and tea ordered from Dunkin Donuts. And the crowd was polite, patient and grateful to have a wide option of food supplies from the many open stores. Haverhill House of Pizza especially had their hands full with all their pizza orders.
Now, we had heard several times that exiting after the show was an arduous task that could take an hour. That was not our experience; we were out in very little time.
But let’s face it – the night is all about the flashes of colored lights that mimic the auroras as well as some space deep space phenomena. So Haverhill, here is my 2-minute slideshow recap of your fireworks.
The 2-Minute Fireworks Display
Without the noise*
Without the crowd
*Less scary for little kids and animals
Click through to my You Tube video to view: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leVNSMP_hwQ
(When viewing this, we like to imagine Ray Charles singing “America” in the background.)
(c) 2013 by Alison Colby-Campbell