Elk River celebrates Independence Day

Elk River Police Department Honor Guard members Chris Morgan (left) and Joe Gacke participated in the Elk River Independence Day celebration’s opening ceremony at Lions Park.
Elk River Police Department Honor Guard members Chris Morgan (left) and Joe Gacke participated in the Elk River Independence Day celebration’s opening ceremony at Lions Park. Photo by Joni Astrup

Fireworks filled the night sky over Lions Park in Elk River on July 4. Photo by Chris Leeseberg of  cMichaelStudio
Fireworks filled the night sky over Lions Park in Elk River on July 4. Photo by Chris Leeseberg of
cMichaelStudio

 

 

Ron Hustvedt and Matti Martin spoke at the Elk River Independence Day event. They recently were in Normandy, France. Photo by Joni Astrup
Ron Hustvedt and Matti Martin spoke at the Elk River Independence Day event. They recently were in Normandy, France. Photo by Joni Astrup
Jessie Joy Gowell had a star painted on her cheek. Photo by Joni Astrup
Jessie Joy Gowell had a star painted on her cheek. Photo by Joni Astrup
Tammy Przybylski and her grandson, Richard Petrzilka, played bingo in the VFW tent. Photo by Joni Astrup
Tammy Przybylski and her grandson, Richard Petrzilka, played bingo in the VFW tent. Photo by Joni Astrup
Dan Hertsgaard was the emcee. Photo by Joni Astrup
Dan Hertsgaard was the emcee. Photo by Joni Astrup
Scout Matt Merkling raised the flag during the opening ceremony. Photo by Joni Astrup
Scout Matt Merkling raised the flag during the opening ceremony. Photo by Joni Astrup
July 4 fireworks in Elk River. Photo by Chris Leeseberg of  cMichaelStudio
July 4 fireworks in Elk River. Photo by Chris Leeseberg of
cMichaelStudio