Maplewood Fourth of July celebration draws thousands

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Thousands of people descended on Memorial Park in Maplewood on Thursday, July 4, for the Maplewood Civic Association’s annual Independence Day festivities. The event included a car show, pet show, parade, magician, food-decorating contests, a stuntman, live music and, of course, a spectacular fireworks show.

Photos by Amanda Valentovic