Kinsale celebrates July fourth
The July 4th celebration in the town of Kinsale was a sight to behold for those raised in cities and suburbs because the entire event was a page out of a story book of old Americana.
The mid-town gazebo had live music from a local band, a food wagon with remarkably good eats, families galore sitting and chatting and people generally strolling through the town at a leisurely pace taking in the atmosphere of collective repose.
As the time came for the fireworks, the Kinsale Bridge was closed to traffic and hoards of folks of all ages gathered to witness an exciting show of wondrous colors.
The Cople Fire and Rescue department and Westmoreland County Sheriff were on the ready in case of unanticipated trouble, but there was everything except trouble as in traditional fashion, the Kinsale Bridge filled up with spectators and those who could not find room on the bridge sat in bring-along chairs or stood in awe as the booms deafened ears and colors of red, white and blue, among others, filled the eye from the sky.