LibertyFest Continues Sunday with 'A Taste of Edmond'
By Jennifer Pierce, NEWS 9
EDMOND, Oklahoma -- The Fourth of July may be a week away, but the city of Edmond is in full Independence Day swing.
From cars to fireworks, there's a little bit of everything for everyone at Edmond's two week long LibertyFest celebration.
LibertyFest continues Sunday with A Taste of Edmond, which starts at 6:30 p.m. at 2nd Street and Broadway Avenue. It's a big fundraiser for next year's LibertyFest.
New Miss Oklahoma Emoly West is scheduled to appear at A Taste of Edmond.
For Bob Meinders, classic cars are more than a hobby, it's a passion. Meinders organized this year's Edmond LibertyFest car show. He said there are over 100 classic and modern-day cars, side-by-side on the UCO campus.
The owners take great pride in keeping their rides in tip-top shape and enjoy having the public look inside their world.
"Every car out here, people have a lot more time and money in then what they are worth, but it's a love of showing the classics," Meinders said.
The car show has been racing into the hearts of Edmonites for years, and it doesn't show any signs of slowing down.
"It's a big event and the best thing about this event and most events, there's no charge, and they are all family friendly so you can bring you kids out, let them get close to the car, talk to the owners, and kids just love this thing," said Ray Hibbard Edmond, LibertyFest president.
And from the streets to the sky, the KiteFest is another family favorite. Those are just a couple of the reasons why LibertyFest is named one of the top 4th of July celebrations.
"The founders of this event and all the activities are still involved. They do a great job and have laid out a great history that lets us build on it every year," Hibbard said.
The 4th of July parade will be next Saturday, and the big fireworks show will be next Sunday on July 4.