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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.

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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.

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Children enjoyed a variety of games and other fun activities.

Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019 |

Children enjoyed a variety of games and other fun activities.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Micole Santana enjoys her time dancing alongside new friends.

Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019 |

Micole Santana enjoys her time dancing alongside new friends.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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