April 23, 2014

Community celebrates Fourth of July

A member of the Shawnee Civic Band warms her saxophone before playing a pre-fireworks concert at Gardner Edgerton High School on the Fourth of July. The band is under the direction of Will Biggs, GEHS instrumental music teacher. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson

Soggy weather didn’t dampen a fireworks display in Gardner on the Fourth of July, although the threat of inclement weather did have the pyrotechnics bursting in air earlier than organizers anticipated.

Originally scheduled for display right at …