No Need for Fireworks to Celebrate Freedom in Fruita
KREX News Room
FRUITA, Colo. - Ask any Fruita resident what their town means to them and they'll give you one word.
"Fruita's brand is community," said Terry Moss, Chairman of the annual Fruita Freedom Fest.
The fest is put on every year by the city and Fruita Christian Church for free thanks to donations from community businesses.
"It's just a great event to come out and enjoy this perfect evening ... and just celebrate our freedom," added Moss.
It's a time to enjoy live music, great food and of course, a lot of entertainment for the kids.
But the true reason the community comes together this time of year is to honor those who gave and continue to give this country freedom.
"They're the ones who are making all of this possible for us," said Karen Swank-Crosby, a volunteer for Operation Interdependence.
OI provided attendees with a way to write to troops.
"They tell us their favorite thing out of the package is to get a note from home," Swank-Crosby added.