Summer is a time when you have the opportunity to reconnect with your community. Sunshine and warm weather is part of the reason, which prompts us to venture out of our homes to explore the great outdoors and relax at beaches and pools. Experiencing those things that define our towns is another. Excitement for these events is why we live where we do.
Local summer traditions are one of the ways we get involved with our communities. In my hometown, it all starts with the Memorial Day Parade. The fire department fires up the hook-n-ladder truck, members of the VFW dust off their uniforms, and the high-school marching band practices its list of patriotic songs. The entire parade lasts five minutes, so no need to bring a lawn chair. Then there are the outdoor concerts at our gazebo by the lake every Friday night, and the classic car shows in the parking lot by our pool on Sundays.
Local festivals also make our communities unique. In many cities across America, there are firework celebrations, community picnics, art walks and county fairs. But there are also those festivals that you will only find in your area, like a kids rainbow trout fishing derby, a festival to honor the many uses of duct tape, or a celebration dedicated to people who are twins.
It’s all about getting together, whether it’s with your community at an event, with your family for a backyard meal, or with your co-workers at lunch.
Marco’s Pizza and Pepsi have partnered together to offer fun sweepstakes and great food and drink combos to help you make this a Magnifico Summer.