Colors Of Freedom 5K Kicks Off July 4th at Highland Park

Published 07/04 2014 06:44PM

Updated 07/04 2014 06:50PM

We begin with the July 4th extravaganza getting off to a running start at Highland Park in Endwell Friday morning.

The Town of Union hosted its first ever Colors of Freedom 5K run and walk. About two-hundred people participated. The runners and walkers went off in lower Highland and then proceeded throughout the Park Manor area. National Guard members were here and Union-Endicott 5th grader Lastasya Shaw performed the national anthem.

There were plenty of other activities at Highland from swimming to enjoying a chicken barbecue to checking out vendors and taking in live music. Union Supervisor Rose Sotak, who is joined by several of her friends including Lastasya, says the extravaganza is a way to celebrate family and our nation without breaking the bank.

Union Supervisor Rose Sotak says, "So many people come here and really have a good time and today with the economy the way it is, you can enjoy yourself, your family and friends right here in your hometown and really basically it's a day provided by the Town of Union where you can come up here for free and enjoy the park and everything that we have to offer."

Of course, the fireworks are set to launch at 9:30 pm from Highland Park, which is off Hooper Road. If you are planning on going down, make sure you leave yourself plenty of time, because it is always crowded.

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