Independence Day

Friends. Family. Food. That’s what we think of when we think of Independence Day or July 4th.  It’s a celebration of freedom and fun. And, it is a day off!! New home model centers and sales centers around the metro Atlanta area will be closed today, so that those agents and staff can spend time with their families. And the team at Denim Marketing who runs Atlanta Real Estate Forum is off today, too.

The Declaration of Independence was signed 242 years ago on July 4, 1776 and the Continental Congress declared that America’s 13 colonies were a new nation, the United States of America.

We asked our team how they planned to celebrate July 4th and with options from parades, fireworks, BBQs, picnics, baseball, picking blackberries, cooking, swimming, hiking and more, this is how they will celebrate:

Mandy is running the Peachtree Road Race for the seventh time! Go Mandy, Go! The Peachtree Road Race is an Atlanta tradition. It was started by the Atlanta Track Club in 1970 and is the world’s largest 10k race with over 70,000 amateur and professional runners applying for one of the 60,000 spots available in the race!

Amanda is attending a big family birthday party and watching fireworks. Talk about candles on a cake! We can’t imagine a better time to hold a fun family celebration with cake. In fact, a number of famous people celebrate their birthday on July 4th including Geraldo Rivera, Malia Obama, Mike Sorrentino, Ed O’Ross, Koko the gorilla, famous for her ability to speak American Sign Language, Isabeli Fontana and Neil Simon to name a few.

Carol is going to a July 4th parade and planning to eat sausage biscuits and gravy for breakfast! She will celebrate with her family and friends that night with a cookout and s’mores at the outdoor fire pit. One of her neighbors was practicing their firework-shooting skills at 9 a.m. last week, so she is sure to have lots of spectacular fireworks to watch.  Remember, if you are shooting off fireworks, make sure to practice fireworks safety and don’t get hurt.

Courtney is party hopping all weekend and celebrating like a true American. She was invited to multiple places over the holiday! They kicked off the celebration with a pool party at her parent’s house on Saturday, they are heading to a dinner with friends Tuesday night and then diving in to yet another pool party on Wednesday, before grilling out and watching fireworks!

Independence Day is America’s biggest secular holiday. Let freedom ring!