PHOTOS: Jaffrey marks Independence Day with Declaration reading, ice cream social

Scarlett Castiglione wore jeans with red, white and blue stars for the occassion.

Scarlett Castiglione wore jeans with red, white and blue stars for the occassion. COURTESY PHOTO BY LINDA GRANT—

Scouts Ethan Hutchinson and Lee Backstrom welcome residents at the door to the Meetinghouse.

Scouts Ethan Hutchinson and Lee Backstrom welcome residents at the door to the Meetinghouse. COURTESY PHOTO BY LINDA GRANT—

Scout Ethan Hutchinson welcomes guests to the reading of the Declaration of Independence.

Scout Ethan Hutchinson welcomes guests to the reading of the Declaration of Independence. COURTESY PHOTO BY LINDA GRANT—

Peter Lamber, with a festive tie, was one of the readers for Thursday’s traditional recitation of the Declaration of Independence in Jaffrey.

Peter Lamber, with a festive tie, was one of the readers for Thursday’s traditional recitation of the Declaration of Independence in Jaffrey. COURTESY PHOTO BY LINDA GRANT—

Gigi the dog is dressed festively for Independence Day.

Gigi the dog is dressed festively for Independence Day. COURTESY PHOTO BY LINDA GRANT—

The Jaffrey Village Improvement Society dishes out cups of ice cream for residents.

The Jaffrey Village Improvement Society dishes out cups of ice cream for residents. COURTESY PHOTO BY LINDA GRANT—

 Phil Bailey, Hal Danser, Barbara Danser and Susan Roston enjoy cups of ice cream on the lawn.

Phil Bailey, Hal Danser, Barbara Danser and Susan Roston enjoy cups of ice cream on the lawn. COURTESY PHOTO BY LINDA GRANT—

Bill Raymond reads a section of the Declaration of Independence in Jaffrey’s Meeting House.

Bill Raymond reads a section of the Declaration of Independence in Jaffrey’s Meeting House. COURTESY PHOTO BY LINDA GRANT—

Scarlett Castiglioni and Charlotte Hutchinson enjoy cups of ice cream at the social.

Scarlett Castiglioni and Charlotte Hutchinson enjoy cups of ice cream at the social. COURTESY PHOTO BY LINDA GRANT—

Fire Chief David Chamberlain reads from a section of the Declaration of Independence.

Fire Chief David Chamberlain reads from a section of the Declaration of Independence. COURTESY PHOTO BY LINDA GRANT—

Chuck Saunders and his pup Gigi wear matching red, white and blue outfits.

Chuck Saunders and his pup Gigi wear matching red, white and blue outfits. COURTESY PHOTO BY LINDA GRANT—

Residents gather in the Jaffrey Meeting House to listen to a reading of the Declaration of Independence.

Residents gather in the Jaffrey Meeting House to listen to a reading of the Declaration of Independence. COURTESY PHOTO BY LINDA GRANT—

Published: 07-08-2024 8:36 AM

Jaffrey celebrated the Fourth of July with its traditional reading of the Declaration of Independence, with various community members each reading a section in the town’s historic Meeting House.

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