When Kea Brown, 36, of Louise, and Keisia Garner, 36, of Victoria celebrate July 4, they usually do it big. Their gatherings typically draw about 40 friends and family members, Brown said.
This year, after Gov. Greg Abbott’s recent ban on outdoor gatherings of over 10 people, Brown and Garner decided to limit their barbecue to just eight people. But even in a pandemic, they still came to Riverside Park ready to celebrate on Saturday.