The Fourth of July and the Queen of Candles
June 24, 2014
Is there anything better in the summer than the Fourth of July? Ocean and lake beaches are full of sunbathers, lawns from coast to coast are being mowed (with a few short naps taken in the shade right after), picnic chests are brimming with homemade potato salads and barbeque grills are heating up. July offers something other months don’t, a time to celebrate our Country, our friends and families, and yes, summer. Whether we spend the day enjoying
parades, picnics, or concerts, from poolside, surfside, the back porch or a hammock, the one iconic common denominator of the Fourth of July is fireworks. And because fireworks are distantly related to candles, you can be darn sure that Aunt Sadie's loves them.
We recently discovered a little town in Pennsylvania that celebrates the Fourth in an unusual way, one close to our hearts. The town of Lititz has a tradition that goes back to the 1930s, they crown a Queen of Candles who lights the first of thousands of candles, setting them off in formations down the stream that comes from beneath the Lititz Spring Park. Imagining the magnitude of viewing thousands of floating candles gives us good goose bumps and we're adding Lititz, PA to our list of "must see" destinations.
Aunt Sadie’s was created 17 years ago, chasing that great American Dream of doing something you love, working hard at it and hoping that it will survive and thrive. Our values and principles passed down from Sadie Denton remind us of how fortunate we are to live in a great country where these dreams and opportunities abound. And so
our Fellow Countrywomen, Countrymen and Candles Aficionados, wherever you choose to be and however you celebrate the Fourth of July this year we wish you much laughter and leisure on America's 238th birthday.