Posted: Jul 2, 2012 5:44 PM by CHRIS WELTY
Updated: Jul 2, 2012 9:23 PM
The Erath Fourth of July Celebration is well underway.
The celebration is the longest and the largest Independence Day celebration in the state.
Everywhere you look in Erath, flags line the streets decorating the city for its annual Fourth of July celebration.
"Everybody goes out their way to decorate everything. They really get into the Fourth of July spirits."
Spirits that have captivated Glenda Ware, a life long resident of Erath.
"Every year good fun, good music, and great times."
The celebration is traditional, food, carnival rides, American small town atmosphere. It attracts people from all over the world. This year people from India and Germany.
"As much as we can as the old fashioned street fair to keep it as much of a family event as possible. We want everyone to feel comfortable bringing their family here," said Robert Vincent.
This year the town is celebrating its 66th Fourth of July celebration, but it actually dates back even further than that.
"It actually started in the 30's but because we can't put our finger on the exact date that it started, we celebrate the 1946 year as the reorganization," said Vincent.
A tradition that's going strong and one those in Erath say you have to experience.
"If you come one time that's it, you're hooked."
For more information on the Fourth of July festivities, log onto www.erath4.com