Ramsay celebrates 4th of July with community events
Though flashes of lightning and dark clouds in the sky threatened to cancel the event, the fireworks went off without a hitch right around 10 p.m.
The event did see a little rain earlier in the evening, but the drops stopped falling well before the fireworks were set.
The moisture, however, did bring the mosquitoes out to feast on the many people attending the celebration, which was held behind the Bessemer Township Hall, just up the hill from the Ramsay Memorial Park and the Black River.
Prior to the fireworks there was a performance by Marty's Goldenaires Senior Drum and Bugle Corps. The Uncle Festers provided some additional live entertainment throughout the event as well.
The band's performance of "Brown Eyed Squirrel," a tweak of the popular Van Morrison song, was enjoyed by many in attendance. Community members danced well into the night as the band continued to perform for the community street dance as well.
Members of the committee sold food, beverages and 50/50 raffle tickets, with proceeds going to back to the committee for next year's events.