The sky over the Viaero Center in south Kearney was filled with the sights and sounds of Independence Day Wednesday night as fans of fireworks and the Fourth of July gathered for the United Way of the Kearney Area’s second July 3 Freedom Fest, which ran from 5-10:30 p.m. and featured food, music, a freefall tower, ropes course, bungee trampoline, Ferris wheel and other activities. Fireworks were presented by Cunningham’s Journal and the city of Kearney.