Heat doesn’t stop July 4th traditions

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The fourth of July is filled with tradition, from fireworks to barbecue.

This splash pads at Buckner park provide the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day, and it is also home to one family’s July 4th tradition. 

“This is our 3rd year, so we have made it a family tradition, two families actually, we have fun, the grandkids get to run around, be free, get wet. We get to enjoy ourselves, let the dogs cook, just hang out and have a good time,” says Kanika Carr Woodson.   

This is the first fourth of July above 90 degrees since the record setting year of 2012 at 101 degrees. Today the humidity made the feels like temperatures climb into the low 100s. Nikki Overton says they chose this spot because of the many ways they can stay cool, “under the pavilion, lots of water and standing in the water playing with the kids. “

Kanika and Nikki said they once they were done spending the day at the park they would head on out to a fireworks show to wrap up their July 4th festivities. 

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