Rossville Community Celebrates Independence Day On Sunday

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ROSSVILLE, Kan. (WIBW)-While many think the Independence Day celebrations have come to a close, the people of Rossville started celebrating Sunday. Families and friends commemorated for the 7th Annual Community celebration.

The music at Rossville's Community Independence Day celebration brings back memories for Betty Teeter.

"Just always liked the 4th, its special. When I was kid, we always made a big day out of the 4th," said Teeter.

Betty is also happy to be reunited with her caregiver who she calls her best friend.

"I think it's really important for the community to come out and visit
these people who sometimes have no one to come out and visit them," said Betty's best friend and caregiver, Christine Settanni.

Other family members came out to visit their loved ones who live at the Rossville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center as well. They enjoyed some barbeque food.

"It's a great way to open up the community and let the entire town come and celebrate so it's just a great time to hang out," said Kevin Umscheid who is visiting his Uncle Larry, a patient at Rossville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Children took in on the action as well.

"Just having fun and doing fun stuff!" said Briar Gillum.

They played different activities; like making sand crafts, getting their faces painted and climbing through the inflatable obstacle course. They say also come out for other reasons.

"We're coming here for the fireworks and Dad doesn't want to make anything for dinner!" laughs young visitor, Emily Broxterman.

And her brother agrees, "I just come here, just come here to eat!" said Michael Broxterman.

It's a patriotic event for all who attended and one that Betty will always remember.

"I always liked the 4th! It's my favorite holiday," says Teeter.

Families and friends ended the celebration with fireworks at sunset.