Residents flocked downtown despite power outages and sweltering conditions on Wednesday.
“The parade must go on, Fourth of July must go on,” resident Kari Barnes said. “We have to celebrate our freedom, you know, everybody’s worked hard for this, it’s worth it.”
Like most, Kari Barnes’ family has been without power since Friday. They are trying to live day by day with a smile.
“You have to keep moving on,” said Barnes. “It’s what Americans do.”
The whirr of generators can be heard in almost every neighborhood as tree limbs pile high on curbs.
“We heard a big thump, crash,” said resident Dave Barth. “We thought it was on the other side of the house, then my son said, ‘Dad, I think the Mazda’s gone.’”
Though the car was damaged, Barth’s family was not injured.
Granville residents all have similar stories, and came together to let it all go while enjoying food and rides.
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