FIREWORKS FLAWLESS. CROWD FESTIVE. ENTERTAINMENT ENERGETIC PARKING FREE.

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WPCNR AROUND TOWN. JULY 2, 2015:

THE ANNUAL WHITE PLAINS INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS DISPLAY SLIPPED UNDER THE WIRE LAST NIGHT UNDER HUMID CLOUDY SKIES BUT ALL WENT WELL.

COUNCILPERSONS MILAGROS LECUONA AND DENNIS KROLIAN WERE SEEN COLLECTING SIGNATURES TO RUN IN THE  ELECTION FOR COMMON COUNCIL, BUT THIS REPORTER SAW NO REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES COLLECTING PETITION SEGNATURES  THOUGH APPARENTLY TWO ARE RUNNING FOR TWO OF THE THREE SEATS.

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THE BAND “FDR DRIVE”  PLAYED STRAIGHT FROM 7 UNTIL 9 ENTERTAINING THE CROWD WITH DRIVING CONTEMPORARY 80S-20-SOMETHINGS SOUNDS THAT CONSISTENTLY HAD THE MULTITUDES MOVING WELL.

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PAUL FRIED, (FAR LEFT) NEW WHITE PLAINS SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS TO BE WAS ON HAND, WITH COUNCILPERSON BETH SMAYDA (SECOND FROM LEFT,) COMMISSIONER OF RECREATION AND PARKS WAYNE BASS (red shirt),Assemblyman David Buchwald(4th from left). Mayor Tom Roach (5th from left), who welcomed the crowd.  Councilman Dennis Krolian far right ,was there with Councilperson Milagros Lecuona (not in picture). ALSO PRESENT WAS STATE SENATOR ANDREA STEWART-COUSINS

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THE FIREWORKS SPONSORED BY BURKE REHABILITATION FOUNDATION WERE SPECTACULAR LIGHTING UP THE THRONG OF THOUSANDS (BELOW)

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