Archive for Thursday, June 28, 2007

Construction forces city to move fireworks venue

June 28, 2007

Fireworks will light up the night sky, but from a new venue this year as the city presents its seventh-annual Fourth of July Fireworks Show on Wednesday, July 4.

Construction of the new Lansing Elementary School forced the city to find a new venue for the celebration, which previously had been conducted on the grounds of Lansing Middle School.

This year, spectators are asked to bring their lawn chairs and gather to view the show from Lansing Business Center, which is about a half-mile east of the McIntyre Mann Carpet store on East Gilman Road at U.S. Highway 7.

The show will begin at dusk, or approximately 9:30 p.m. Limited ADA parking will be available, and Lansing Police will direct traffic.

Lansing resident Jamie Miller and his crew again are synchronizing the fireworks to music. This year's theme will be patriotic music.

Mayor Kenneth Bernard will introduce the fireworks display. Lansing resident Terry Huhn will sing the national anthem. Members from the James Taylor Lansing Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12003 will be selling soft drinks and water.

Lansing Police are reminding people attending the show that fireworks cannot be discharged within the event venue or within 500 feet of the perimeter of the display set up area.

At Fort Leavenworth, the Independence Day will start at 4 p.m. by Merritt Lake with concessions, children's games, a Salute to the Union and a free concert by "The Breeze." Fireworks begin after dusk. Visitors to Fort Leavenworth should expect delays at the security entrances.

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