Even though July 4 is still a day away, it didn’t stop people from flocking to Hubbard Park in Meriden to enjoy the fireworks on Thursday night.
The fireworks have become a yearly tradition for many people in Meriden, and around the area.
For the last eight years the Lathams have made going to Hubbard Park for the Fourth of July fireworks a family tradition.
“We went grocery shopping at Stop and Shop. The kids all laid down took naps so that we could have a late night,” said Michael Latham of Meriden.
Before they arrived to Hubbard Park they made sure to get plenty of sparklers for the children.
“It's a good time. We love it,” Latham said.
The highlight of the night began around 9:20 p.m. when the fireworks started shooting off.
“I like seeing all of the different colors on the fireworks,” said 10-year-old Abrielle Benane.
The show of patriotism lasted more than 20 minutes but it will give many of the children memories that will last for a lifetime.
“They're just beautiful. I like all the different types especially the swirly ones that come down. That's my favorite,” said Kirby Shields.
Copyright 2015 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.