Hello from Pennington Square,

Here is a brief history of what really happened on the Fourth of July and things you probably didn’t know. The Continental Congress approved the final wording of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. They'd been working on it for a couple of days after the draft was submitted on July 2nd and finally agreed on all the edits and changes. July 4, 1776 became the date that was included on the Declaration of Independence and the fancy handwritten copy that was signed in August (the copy now displayed at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.). Here are some other things that we can celebrate that happened on our Nations Independence Day: Slavery was abolished in New York in 1799, The US got the Statue of Liberty in 1884 as a present, and The Republic of Hawaii was born in 1894. Hope you enjoyed that brief history of our nation and some fun facts.

There are also some fun activities coming up at Pennington! Pennington will be celebrating their very own fair week with fair games and crafts July 9th through 13th. Anyone is welcome to join in on the fun.On July 23rd we will be taking a bus to Camp Courageous to go fishing and enjoy some lunch. Lastly, we would like wish everyone a fun and safe time at The Great Jones County Fair.                

Happy 4th of July everyone!!

Kelsey McWilliams, Pennington Square Activity Director

Fishing Trip - July 23rd