4th of July Around Humboldt County
Fourth of July celebrations took place all over the country today, and the north coast certainly had it’s share as well. Newschannel 3’s Cameron Cramer hit the pavement in Eureka and Arcata to ask residents what Independence Day meant to them
Whether it was making bubbles in Arcata or a petting zoo in eureka, residents shared their favorite things about Fourth of July.
"I like a horsee"
Some just enjoyed the festivities:
"I’m looking forward to going on the rides."
She might even become the youngest competitor on the mechanical bull---
"It’s a good time for people to come out, and like seeing everyone out, and everybody’s happy, we have some tough times right now, but the fourth always seemed to bring out the best in people." Said GrillMaster Niko Ross
And one of the reasons everyone might be happy, Niko says, is thanks to good cooking...
"Barbecue is essential to Fourth of July, it's not one of those things mentioned with apple pie, but it's definitely there." Said Ross
And it might not be apple pie, but big block horsepower is decidedly American as well.
"I like Fourth of July because of all the hot rods, Harleys, and the fireworks, and all the people, it's just fun." Said Humboldt County resident Jeff Ross
But more than anything else, the overwhelming favorite was:
"We’re gonna see the crabs game and then get some fireworks, i guess yeah, fireworks…Crabs game, then fireworks." Said Humboldt County resident Mika Mattox
But leave it to someone dressed as Uncle Sam to put the pyrotechnics in a proper perspective.
"to me it's the celebration of this countries freedom, and tonight which will be hallmarkedby the fireworks." Said Humboldt County resident Mike Jones
So whether it was breakdancing, barbecue, fireworks, or a “horsee”Humboldt County had plenty of things to celebrate this Independence Day.