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Molly McCulloch tries her hand at a ring toss game during the afternoon's festivities.

PHOTOS: Independence community celebrates its 15th birthday

Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019 |

Molly McCulloch tries her hand at a ring toss game during the afternoon's festivities.

Children hula-hoop along to music in front of the clock tower.

Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019 |

Children hula-hoop along to music in front of the clock tower.

Children enjoyed a variety of games and other fun activities.

Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019 |

Children enjoyed a variety of games and other fun activities.

Elliana Gerow tries her hand at hula-hooping alongside other children.

Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019 |

Elliana Gerow tries her hand at hula-hooping alongside other children.

Birthday cupcakes sit on a table ready to be eaten inside the community center.

Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019 |

Birthday cupcakes sit on a table ready to be eaten inside the community center.

Ryan Dias chalks up lines on the concrete in front of the clock tower, as his dad, Tony, looks on.

Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019 |

Ryan Dias chalks up lines on the concrete in front of the clock tower, as his dad, Tony, looks on.

A special banner celebrating Independence's 15th birthday hangs from the clock tower.

Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019 |

A special banner celebrating Independence's 15th birthday hangs from the clock tower.

Children jump up and down to music as they take part in a dance party.

Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019 |

Children jump up and down to music as they take part in a dance party.

Paola Melendez gets into the music alongside other children during a dance party.

Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019 |

Paola Melendez gets into the music alongside other children during a dance party.

Children see how low they can go, as they enjoy a fun dance party.

Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019 |

Children see how low they can go, as they enjoy a fun dance party.

Sofia Melendez, center, tries to keep pace with other children during a dance and hula-hoop party.

Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019 |

Sofia Melendez, center, tries to keep pace with other children during a dance and hula-hoop party.

DJ Alex Adkins pumps out the tunes as parents and children dance along to the beat.

Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019 |

DJ Alex Adkins pumps out the tunes as parents and children dance along to the beat.

Leia Neuhierl and her mother, Aicha, enjoy some family time on the dance floor.

Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019 |

Leia Neuhierl and her mother, Aicha, enjoy some family time on the dance floor.

Micole Santana enjoys her time dancing alongside new friends.

Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019 |

Micole Santana enjoys her time dancing alongside new friends.

Alex Adkins dances along to the "YMCA" as he DJs during the celebration.

Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019 |

Alex Adkins dances along to the "YMCA" as he DJs during the celebration.

Luminaries were designed by residents and set to float on the pool in front of the clock tower.

Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019 |

Luminaries were designed by residents and set to float on the pool in front of the clock tower.

Children wait to set their luminaries in the water during Saturday's festivities

Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019 |

Children wait to set their luminaries in the water during Saturday's festivities

Children wait to set their luminaries in the water during Saturday's festivities

Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019 |

Children wait to set their luminaries in the water during Saturday's festivities

Residents stand with luminaries in hand as they wait to place them into the water.

Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019 |

Residents stand with luminaries in hand as they wait to place them into the water.

Trevor Sanders watches on as his luminary floats about in the water during Saturday's festivities.

Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019 |

Trevor Sanders watches on as his luminary floats about in the water during Saturday's festivities.

Hand decorated luminaries float in the water to cap off Independence's 15th birthday.

Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019 |

Hand decorated luminaries float in the water to cap off Independence's 15th birthday.

Luminaries float in the water to cap off Independence's 15th birthday.

Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019 |

Luminaries float in the water to cap off Independence's 15th birthday.

Daniela Santos holds her luminary as she watches other float upon the water.

Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019 |

Daniela Santos holds her luminary as she watches other float upon the water.

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