Born on the Fourth of July

First Photo: Hale Mahaolu Elima resident Barbara Jean Eberley savors an ice cream sundae while decked out in red, white and blue Wednesday morning during an All-American Summer Picnic. Eberley said one thing about being born on the Fourth of July is that the whole country celebrates along with her on her big day. “It’s a nice way to celebrate my birthday,” she said. Eberley said that when she was working as food and beverage manager for the Hilton Hawaiian Village on Oahu, her birthday was usually a work day, but now that she is retired, she plans to enjoy herself.

Second Photo: Young patriots Micah Womack (from left), 12; Jami Casey, 9; Zander Taylor, 14; Gina Casey, 10; Mara Smith, 12; and Joshua Womack, 15, sing “The Star Spangled Banner” during Wednesday morning’s event at Hale Mahaolu Ehiku in Kihei. The youngsters helped serve food and beverages to the seniors for the annual picnic that featured baked beans, hot dogs and teriyaki chicken.