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Pascagoula celebrates the Fourth of July with flags, food and fun

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) -

People all across the coast are celebrating America's birthday in their own special ways. Dozens of kids had a splashing good time Saturday as they soaked up some Fourth of July fun at Beach Park Pascagoula.

"You have a beautiful beach and beautiful park, a splash pad and snack shop. All kinds of amenities to enjoy," said Pascagoula Special Event Organizer Suzanne Steinberger.

Those who didn't want to get wet took advantage of the water in a different way.

"I am just crabbing. I enjoy it. This is my first time and it is fun," Alabama resident Charlotte Burns said.

After having so much fun, it was time to eat. And what's a Fourth of July celebration without a classic barbecue? Over at the Pittman Family's grill, you could hear the sizzle as they prepared some delicious ribs.

"Good food. We are doing crawfish, shrimp, hamburgers and stuff," said Robert Pittman, who said he was cooking for his family reunion.

"We are basically a Christian family. My dad is a preacher in Moss Point, so we are just having a good time," said Pittman.

Even with the all the food, fun and festivities, folks made sure not to lose sight of the real meaning of the holiday. Fourteen-year-old Mallory Edwards and her family, along with some assistance from their four-legged friend, continued the tradition of placing American flags around their home.

"It gives me joy because I know that I am free and gives me a feeling of safety because of the men who risk their lives for me," said Edwards.

The Fourth of July party at Beach Park will continue Saturday night with a fireworks show just after 9pm. 

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