Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Street People

What does the Fourth of July mean to you?"

Country, family celebration, barbecue and beer. It's just a good time to be alive."

Trevor Thomas

Ketchum sandwich artist

"Fireworks, related smoke-smell, popsicles, sparklers, hot dogs with ketchup and mustard, watermelon, cut-off shorts and American flag tank tops."

Savannah Bergin

Ketchum glitter queen

"I think of the Fourth of July as a day to cut loose and be proud to be an American. Everybody seems to come together and be in good spirits, and honestly I don't think I've ever been in a bar fight on the Fourth of July."

T.J. Petersen

Ketchum carpenter

"Use up my stockpile of fireworks ... Since it falls in the middle of the week this year, I hope everyone takes the whole week off."

Nancy Rutherford

Ketchum baker

"Independence, that's what it's all about."

Melissa Arnot

Ketchum alpinist

"Mom, God, apple pie and of course all the Ketchum beauties that have put up with my nonsense all these years."

Tim Lyon

Ketchum analyst

"Independence, freedom of speech, freedom to vote and be a liberal in a conservative state. On the Fourth of July, I get together with my best friends and drink, ride bikes and watch fireworks."

Desereé Garcia

Boise hairstylist

"A big bang."

Terry Crawford

Longtime Ketchum resident

"We watch fireworks, play with sparklers and poppers and have a family barbecue. My kids are usually in the parade with my husband, Jon. All in all, we celebrate freedom."

Rachael Wisby

Hailey mom

"I feel really grateful to be part of the U.S. There's no better symbol of being an American citizen than participating in Fourth of July celebrations wherever you are in the States."

Grace Lin

Utah banker

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