Heat Didn’t Dampen Bedford’s Fourth of July Celebrations

Umbrellas shaded some of the audience at The Singing Trooper's concert on the town campus  Image (c) JMcCT
Umbrellas provided shade at The Singing Trooper’s concert on the town campus

By Julie McCay Turner

According to Amy Hamilton, Director of Bedford’s Recreation Department, Springs Brook Park was full even before it officially opened on the Fourth of July. “Everyone wanted to be near the water to beat the heat,” she said, “they came early, and it was a great day.”

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Springs Brook Park lifeguards, on duty for the Fourth of July. Courtesy photo from Nikki Lua.

Later in the afternoon Singing Trooper Dan Clark and his wife, coloratura Mary Colarusso, entertained a multi-generational crowd gathered behind the Recreation Department for the first of  Bedford’s summer concerts. Toddlers roamed safely on the immense lawn, older siblings enjoyed the playground, and the adults gathered in the shade to watch and listen.

While Singing Trooper Dan Clark appears small in the background of this picture, the sound was clear as a bell in the playground. Image (c) JMcCT
While Singing Trooper Dan Clark appears small in the background of this picture, the sound was full and clear as a bell in the playground. Image (c) JMcCT

The next concert will take place at 7 pm on Thursday, July 11 when Bedford’s own Tim Gartland takes the stage.

Read about the change in venue for the summer concerts and check this season’s schedule: https://www.thebedfordcitizen.org/2013/06/18/summer-concerts-move-from-the-common-to-mudge-way-campus/


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