Wednesday June 29th 2011 -
Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) celebrates its annual Fourth of July festivities on Wednesday and Thursday, June 29-30, 2011. Like most communities, the Center has been observing the Fourth of July for many years.
The other three facility wide events include a Cinco de Mayo Celebration, Celebrate Sonoma (a multicultural event that includes ethnic food, music and games) and Halloween. The facility also has many other events year round including an Art Show, Talent Show, Mardi Gras Dance, Horse Show, Fashion Show, a Black and White Ball and much more.
The Independence Day festivities begin the evening of the 29th with live music from The Rocketeers and a fireworks show at dusk and a large centralized event occurs on the 30th.
On June 30th, the centralized event is decorated in red, white and blue décor with live music occurring throughout the day. The bands this year include the Sean Sarscadden Band and the Allegra and Ze Americanos Band.
There are photo booths with Fourth of July themed backgrounds, an arts and crafts booth and a temporary tattoo booth. There are also many game booths with prizes including the pendulum firecracker bowl, firecracker bowling, and others. The celebration continues in the afternoon with live music, servings of fresh fruit, cotton candy, shaved ice treats, as well as other refreshments.