Heather Carroll, at right, stands at Eastpoint’s Freedom Festival with her daughter, Maleah, and her daughter’s best friend, Krislynn Simmons. [ David Adlerstein | The Times ]
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All-American kids: Families revel in Independence Day weekend activities

They gathered at all four corners of Franklin County, and the biggest smiles and happiest faces were on the children.

On Saturday, it was Eastpoint’s Freedom Festival, and on Sunday, the eastern end of the county gathered in Carrabelle for the festivities. On Monday it was all about Apalacfhicola’s Independence Day Eve festivities and on Tuesday, July 4, the island’s annual water cannon shootout at the parade put a cap on a glorious four days of festivities.

Here are some faces of the future of America, from the Eastpoint and Carrabelle events

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Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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