5 Tips to Keep 4th of July Activities Safe in Sharon MA
I have always loved the 4th of July celebrations in Sharon MA. As a kid, growing up in Sharon MA, I decorated my bike to ride in the parade from Height's Shopping Plaza up South Main Street and past the judges sitting in front of Town Hall. (That's me in the photo on the right). I dreamed of the day when I would be able to ride on a float! Of course, Sharon always celebrates on the 3rd of July! Click here for the schedule of activities. That way, you can still head into Boston on the 4th to see the fireworks there.
Here are 5 tips to keep your 4th of July Activities Safe even in you're celebrating on the 3rd in Sharon MA!
1. Set up BBQs away from where children will be playing or running, and don't set it up right next to your house or a vehicle. Know the proper way to put out a grease fire in case you get a flare up.
2. Don't set off fireworks, firecrackers or sparklers. It's illegal to posess them in Massachusetts. Despite this, people are injured every year by setting them off. Did you know the temperature of sparklers can burn at about 1,800 degrees at the tip?
3. Bring soft, foam ear plugs to the public fireworks celebration. Not only are the fireworks loud, but the bandstand music may be blaring, too. This may help children (and adults) who don't like the loud sounds or just want to protect their ears.
4. Drink lots of water! The weather in Sharon MA is supposed to be in the 80s on Tuesday. If you're spending the day at Lake Massapoag for the 3rd of July celebration it's easy to get dehydrated. You can fill a water bottle halfway and freeze it the night before. In the morning, fill it the rest of the way with water. You'll enjoy cold water as it melts.
5. Drive carefully and slowly as you approach parade and festivity areas. There will be lots of crowds and little kids. Some of them may be pushing doll carriages as they head to the parade in Sharon MA, and some may be riding their bikes. There's plenty of parking at Sharon High School, the Ames Street playground and at Deborah Sampson Park. Plan ahead so you don't feel the need to rush!
Follow these 5 tips to help keep your Fourth of July activities safe, even if you celebrate on July 3rd in Sharon MA!