Keller and area communities celebrate Fourth of July

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Trophy Club, Roanoke and Haslet hosted a variety of events to celebrate Independence Day.

About 10,000 people on July 3 packed into Roanoke, a city of 8,000, for theIndependence Day Celebration at Roanoke Community Park.

The parks and recreation department, with help from other city departments sponsored the free, family event with a children’s train, climbing wall, bounce houses, games, prize drawings and a $3 BBQ meal. Entertainment included live music by Le Freak, a retro disco band.

Estimates of about 5,000 people attended a Fourth of July festival in Trophy Club, which included the Patriot 5K & Fun Run and Parade of Patriots.

Attendees at the celebration, at Independence Park East, enjoyed live music, bounce houses, face paint, balloons, games, free access to the community pool and a spectacular firework show.

The event also had food vendors selling corn dogs, turkey legs, funnel cakes and other fun foods.

Almost three times as many people as live in Haslet showed up for the city’s June 29 Independence Day parade and fireworks show.

The crowd of almost 4,000 impressed Haslet Mayor Bob Golden.

“It makes you feel pretty good about your community to have that level of participation,” Golden said.

—Mark Wright contributed to this report

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