I am very excited about this Fourth of July . I will be spending it in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with my whole family. It has been a long time since we were all together for a fun celebration. The “foodie” in me is already contemplating what culinary delight I can make to wow the family at our get-together.
Of course, fireworks are a "must have" for a great July 4th celebration, but each year there
are an estimated 10,000 people treated for injuries related to fireworks , and many of these injuries involve children under the age of 15.
Even something as seemingly innocent as a sparkler requires safe handling. Did you know a sparkler burns at 1200° F? Here are some basic safety tips to follow while
handling fireworks. Also, know the laws in your state regarding the purchase and use of fireworks.
I wish you all a safe holiday with good times and great food. During your festivities this Sunday, take a moment to reflect and be grateful that we live in such a great country. Remember those
who came before us, those who created, fought for, and secured our freedoms.