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Elliot Brown, 7, refreshes on a piece of watermelon

Elliot Brown, 7, refreshes on a piece of watermelon after returning from his firework run on Sunday. Brown was here from Casper visiting his cousins for the holiday.

In celebration of the Fourth of July, the fireworks truck cycled customers through as they picked up their holiday treats. Meanwhile the hot weather kept kids and families out and about at the pool in an attempt to stay cool and enjoy the holiday before the lunch and dinner feasts. 

Sparklers

The fireworks truck was in full wing leading up to the Fourth, selling lots of smaller fireworks like sparklers due to the county wide fire ban. 

Sawyer Sullivan took a break from the diving board

Sawyer Sullivan took a break from the diving board to lay out on the concrete and warm up in the sunshine on Saturday at the pool. The pool was pretty quiet on Saturday with a handful of families spread out across the grass and pool deck.

Abel Teten, 13, helps pick out fireworks with James Cummings

From right, Abel Teten, 13, helps pick out fireworks with James Cummings, 10, and Dan Cummings on Sunday around Buffalo. The Cummings were here visiting for the holiday weekend and were picking out a variety of fireworks in honor of the Fourth of July.

Owen Brown, 4, and his brother Elliot, 7, dig through their new bag of fireworks

Owen Brown, 4, and his brother Elliot, 7, dig through their new bag of firework goodies with their mom Rebeccah on Sunday around Buffalo. Elliot went with his dad to the firework truck and was proud to show off what they found when they arrived back to the Crowe family picnic.

June Taylor, 90, points out one of the photos

June Taylor, 90, points out one of the photos in a new printed family history book to her oldest granddaughter Heidi Greet on Sunday during a family reunion over the holiday weekend. The pair were looking through the newly made book at old photos, letters and maps that had been put together to remember the early family stories.

Finn Johnson, 9, stands downstream from smoke

Finn Johnson, 9, stands downstream from the smoke as a red and blue smoke bomb drain their color toward him on Sunday. The family got a variety of small fireworks including the smoke bombs, sparklers and poppers.

Finn Johnson, 9, snuck around the car into the street

Finn Johnson, 9, snuck around the car into the street to throw poppers at his mom Lori from behind on Sunday around Buffalo. Sister Bella, 17, and dad Jimmy stuck with the driveway as the four threw poppers at each other’s feet.

Sparklers were one of the big sellers at the fireworks truck

Sparklers were one of the big sellers at the fireworks truck in the week leading up to the fourth of July. Since bigger fireworks were dangerous with the fire ban, little things like sparklers were more popular.

Bella Johnson, 17, laughs as her two sparklers come to life

Bella Johnson, 17, laughs as her two sparklers come to life on Sunday in her driveway. Bella and her family were outside playing with sparklers, smoke bombs and poppers as the sun quickly faded.

Photojournalist

Jessi Dodge joined the Bulletin as a photojournalist and a Report for America corp member in 2020. If you have ideas or comments, reach out at jessi@buffalobulletin.com.

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