Annie Lindgren

North Forty News

Sunday, July 4, 2021, was, as expected, a wonderful 4th of July in Wellington. Outside of some rain ending the music early in the beer garden, the event went on triumphantly. This author had tears in her eyes watching crowds of people line Cleveland Ave for the first parade post-pandemic. The whole day felt like a celebration of a return to normal, seeing faces not seen for over a year and finishing with a collective pause for fireworks. A true celebration of freedom and America. 

Fifty-one floats and groups attended the parade. The move to Wellington Community Park allowed space for 52 vendors, including 7 offering food. Additionally, the largest car show in Wellington’s history, with 100 entries, lined the street. Bouncy house, fun for kids, and beer garden for the adults filled the park. The firework display finished the night off right, lighting up the front range after a heartwarming presentation. 

A couple fundraising efforts went on with great success. Eight-hundred Flags filled Centennial Park to Honor the Fallen, with successful fundraising efforts for Officer Aaron Herrington, who recently lost his life in the line of duty. In addition, the beer garden, hosted by American Legion Wellington Post 176 had four breweries present and brought in over $5000 to help local veterans and the Wellington Community. Unfortunately, the rain ended the music early, but they still saw around 750 guests.

Congratulation to the Parade Winners!

The vehicle floats:

  1. Some Beach
  2. Tabby Road Vet Clinic
  3. Ft Collins Ghostbusters

The equestrian/walkers:

  1. Sweethearts of the West
  2. North Forty 4H Equestrian Team
  3. Bee Family Farm

The Town of Wellington shares, “We are always looking for ways to better serve you and improve events. Your feedback is welcome and valued through the 4th of July survey. We are specifically looking for feedback on the location change; however, all other thoughts are welcome. Use the button below to complete the survey!” LINK:

Huge THANKS to the CAC volunteers and the Town of Wellington for putting on a fantastic post-pandemic 4th of July event. Thank you to all those who participated, from near and far, for being part of our celebration. Thank you to the Wellington Community for never failing to show up. Happy Birthday, America!

Article Published in North Forty News, July 2021