Our family wants to thank Crittenton Hospital and the City of Rochester Hills for making this year’s “Festival of the Hills” fireworks one that we’ll never forget. We were chosen to help countdown the fireworks with Mayor Barnett, and he was happy to introduce us onstage as the band was still playing. It was so thrilling to stand in front of the giant crowd and watch their excitement level rise up in anticipation of the first big booms. And it was a great treat for our son Carter, who celebrated his 4th birthday that week. Plus, we were treated to a great spot in the VIP viewing area where we could sit back and enjoy the show together. We really enjoyed sharing the excitement with so many people, and thought the festive and friendly atmosphere at the festival is one of the things that makes Rochester Hills such a great community to live in.