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June 30, 2007

First, as the Easterner newspaper editorial asks: FLY YOUR AMERICAN FLAG. THANK YOU.

>>> Early Fireworks Thursday Night.

There were plenty of fireworks, as citizens cried out, at the Scott York meeting Thursday. Not surprisingly, York expressed opposition to road improvements paid for by developers, York reserved the right to impose new taxes as our "representative" on the new Transportation board and will decide later if he should vote "yes".

York poo pooed the need to prohibit government condemnation of private property through a constitutional amendment and poo pooed the need to take out specific language calling for four (4) town centers in Sterling and Loudoun.

AFTER hearing many citizens speak against density packing, higher taxes and excessive government medling, I asked why not have an agreement with a majority of citizens who showed up? More later on this. I have not given up my position that we need to pass an ammendment outlawing the use of eminent domain and removing density packing from the Loudoun general plan.

So, I am reminded of fireworks. Here are list of actual real patriotic fireworks in the Sterling area.

LIST OF FIREWORKS HONORING THE BIRTH OF OUR COUNTRY IN STERLING AREA.
>>> TONIGHT TONIGHT

The Dulles Town Center will host its fifth annual Liberty Festival from 6 to 9:30 p.m. TONIGHT, Saturday, June 30, featuring activities, entertainment, music, food and a view of the fireworks. I will be there.

WEDNESDAY JULY 4, 10:30 A.M. TO 3 P.M.

Claude Moore Park is hosting an Ol' Fashioned 4th of July Festival from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 4. Activities throughout the day include hands-on nature activities outside Frogshackle Nature Center, patriotic craft making, whipped cream pie eating contest, demonstrations by Reptiles Alive!, performances by The Sterling Playmakers, wagon rides, pony rides, face painting, food and tours of the Lanesville Ordinary.

Parking will be available at the Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum and at the Sportsplex area. Celebrants are asked to enter the park via Loudoun Park Lane. The cost for the event is $5 per carload, which can be paid at the gate. All activities within the event are free. I will be there.

>>SUNDAY, JULY 1ST 7:30 P.M.

The Sterling Golf, Swim and Tennis Club is hosting its own fireworks display this year, which are scheduled to take place shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at the club on Sterling Boulevard. Food and drinks will be available prior to the fireworks, beginning at 7:30 p.m. You can watch from the open areas around that area: Lower Loudoun Football League's Bill Allen Field, or Sterling Middle School's fields and parking lot, like many people do. Of course I will be there wearing my orange hat.

>>SUNDAY JULY 1ST 11 A.M.

Also on July 1, the Dulles Airport Rotary Club is hosting its first Independence Day Celebration, called America's Pride, which is a fundraiser to benefit the wounded veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as veterans of World War II and Korea. The event kicks off at 11 a.m. at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport, and features live performances.

>>WEDNESDAY JULY 4 6:30 P.M. IN HERNDON

Events, including a community kickball game, arts and crafts activities, clown and balloon artists performing, bingo and fireworks start at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, and go until 10 p.m. Location: Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave., and Bready Park. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m., choreographed to patriotic music. Bloom Grocery Stores is the title sponsor of this event. (Rain date: July 5 for fireworks only.)

>> HAPPY JULY FOURTH
PROCLAMATION and INDOOR ACTION KIT (BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND)

*Permission Granted to Send On to Family
and Friends.*

The Declaration of Independence is seen as that document that established the new nation of the United States. The date of its formal acceptance by the Continental Congress, July 4, 1776, is celebrated each year in the U.S. with fireworks, parties, citizenship ceremonies, and baseball games.

30 DAYS OF NIGHTLY FIREWORKS THROUGHOUT USA.

From July 8, 1776, until the next month, the document was read publicly and people celebrated whenever they heard it. The next year, in Philadelphia, bells rang and ships fired guns, candles and firecrackers were lighted. But the War of Independence dragged on until 1783, and in that year, Independence Day was made an official holiday.

READ THE DECLARATON

Here's the text of the Declaration of Independence.
http://www.usconstitution.net/declar.html

>>>>>HERE IS SOME FUN STUFF.
ONLINE FIREWORKS FOR YOUR HOME

First a black screen. Than, click and see what happens. Make sure you have the volume up. Great for kids
http://www.maylin.net/Fireworks2.html

Slightly different fireworks display, just click away.
http://www.maylin.net/Fireworks.html

On the "Phantom website", you can see fireworks screensavers, games, e-cards, movies of shows at different cities, and yes, you can shoot
fireworks on line at any city of your choosing.
http://www.fireworks.com/interactive/default.asp

>>>>>>OKAY EUGENE ONE MORE GAME

Game: Create your own fireworks display online and then replay it.
http://www.uptoten.com/kids/boowakwala-events-newyear-fireworks.html

>>>>>OKAY, SOME MUSIC

Recommended:
Happy Fourth of July! Nice card with music and display.
http://www.jacquielawson.com/viewcard.asp?code=JV24404135

FOR CONSERVATIVES ONLY

* - 36th ANNUAL CONSERVATIVE SOIRÉE - JULY 4th -

There are great events in Sterling, but if you need to leave Sterling for whatever reason, consider going to The Leadership Institute's Conservative Soirée from Noon-5 PM on July 4th at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville, VA, near exit 52 on I-66 West. The event is FREE. Free BBQ, soft drinks, a band, entertainment for the kids and even some free books will be given away to the first 400 people. NO RSVP is needed, but please bring a covered side dish or dessert to share. For more information please go to http://lead-inst.org/Events/?PageID=Soiree

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>>> FIREWORKS AT HOME? READ THIS.

If you are having your own fireworks in your neighborhood, READ THIS FIRST.
The Department of Fire, Rescue & Emergency Management Fire Marshal's Office website
http://www.loudoun.gov/fire/marshal.htm

Fire Marshal's Office Offers Tips on Fireworks Safety for July 4th
http://www.loudoun.gov/news/fireworks.htm

>>> SAVE THE DATE Friday July 13

The next Delgaudio party will be held Friday July 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. and along with pizza, salad and soda there will be a ton of ice cream.

It will be at Santini's New York Style Restaurant under the Clock Tower opposite Chick Fila on Route 7 in Sterling.

>>>YOU ARE THERE....Now OVER 300 VIEWS

Over 300 showings of my 3 minute speech from the Loudoun County GOP convention on Youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0deUnTn74jY

Or visit the homepage to see this video or the other FUNNY 3 minute video that includes MOST of the candidates in one quick production. http://joineugene.com/

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