Independence Day Celebration
One of the oldest neighborhoods in Mansfield has a long-standing tradition when it comes to celebrating the 4th of July. The Mansfield Boulevards, consisting of historic streets Glenwood Blvd and Parkwood Blvd, hosted their annual Independence Day celebration with a parade, games and friendly competition between the two neighborhoods.
The celebration kicks off with a parade full of decorated bicycles, strollers and patriotic pets who compete for prizes and awards. Little kids then dive into the candy pick up before the games begin amongst the neighbors.
Typically, the streets will battle for neighborhood supremacy through a series of five competitions; the frisbee toss, tug-of-war, kids’ tug-of-war, the water sprinkler and finish with a water balloon toss. The rope for tug-of-war went missing, however, many living on Parkwood believe due to a conspiracy after sweeping the event last year, so the competition would be decided by the other three events.
After Glenwood took the first victory in the frisbee toss, Parkwood would rebound with wins in each of the final two events to claim the title and fly the victory flag on their block for the rest of the day.