Independence Day in Downtown Augusta

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Sara Caldwell/staff Eleven-year-old Thomas Gaines gets his face painted by Carol Burnett (right) at the Augusta Commons during an Independence Day celebration in Augusta, Georgia on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
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Sara Caldwell/staff Eight-year-old Taylor Gaines gets a fireworks design as Carol Burnett paints on her arm at the Augusta Common during an Independence Day celebration in Augusta, Georgia on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
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Sara Caldwell/staff Dustin Woods (left, hand) holds out a bubble gun as 3-year-old Bradley Hall (right) laughs at the Augusta Common during an Independence Day celebration in Augusta, Georgia on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
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Sara Caldwell/staff Three-year-old Merritt Tuttle laughs as Dustin Woods squirts a bubble gun at the Augusta Common during an Independence Day celebration in Augusta, Georgia on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Kendell Tuttle, 11-years-old (right), stands with Merrit and mother Shelby Tuttle (back,center).
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Sara Caldwell/staff Eight-year-old Taylor Gaines waits as Carol Burnett finishes a fireworks design on her arm at the Augusta Common during an Independence Day celebration in Augusta, Georgia on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
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Sara Caldwell/staff Marc Lemere (center) and Robin Reynolds (right) look into a bounce house, watching their children as they play at the Augusta Common during an Independence Day celebration in Augusta, Georgia on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
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Sara Caldwell/staff Chris Magliolo sits with his 1-year-old daughter Ava Sophia as they wait at Riverwalk for the fireworks show during an Independence Day celebration in Augusta, Georgia on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
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Sara Caldwell/staff Kids play in a bounce house at the Augusta Common during an Independence Day celebration in Augusta, Georgia on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
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Sara Caldwell/staff Ten-year-old Ray Li laughs as his father fans him at the Riverwalk during an Independence Day celebration in Augusta, Georgia on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
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Sara Caldwell/staff A fireworks show is seen at the Augusta Riverwalk during an Independence Day celebration in Augusta, Georgia on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
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Sara Caldwell/staff A fireworks show is seen at the Augusta Riverwalk during an Independence Day celebration in Augusta, Georgia on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
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Sara Caldwell/staff A fireworks show is seen at the Augusta Riverwalk during an Independence Day celebration in Augusta, Georgia on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

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