(MENA) The Mena Elks Lodge 781 celebrated Independence Day with the public on Thursday, July 4th at their lodge located just off Route 375 East.
Phyllis Caldwell, Past Exalted Ruler and the Americanism Chair stated that this has been a tremendous event for the local lodge and also giving the community a safe place to experience a family – friendly atmosphere.
The festivities got underway at 4pm, with various games, bounce houses and various choices for food and drinks.
The thirty minute fireworks show gave residents a lot of oohs and aahs, that gave everyone a very festive spirit in experiencing a joyous 243rd birthday celebration of America’s birth.
Other fireworks celebrations were planned for last Saturday in Vandervoort and Mena, but due to the amount of precipitation that fell throughout the day, most fireworks were cancelled around the region.