‘Fire in the Sky’ set for July 3 at fairgrounds


Graduation parties are over, Father’s Day has been celebrated, Taste of Summer will be here and gone before you know it. What’s next?

Fire In The Sky.

This year’s date is July 3 with the show starting at 10 p.m. on the Fayette County Fairgrounds. The music for this year is a tribute to Ohioian, John Glenn, with the opening song being the theme song from the movie, “The Right Stuff.”

According to Dan Fowler, president of Fire In The Sky, “The music and the fireworks display is intended to reflect our way of life, to rejoice in our freedoms, to salute our veterans, and to celebrate our independence as Americans.”

The final donation drive-thru will be held on Saturday, June 24 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Washington Fire Department, 225 E. Market St. in Washington C.H. Those interested may drive up, walk up, or drive through a bay. Regardless your path, if your donation is $5 or more you will receive a 2017 Fire In The Sky t-shirt.

Fowler said “no donation is too small and no donation is too large.”

If the fire department runs out of shirts or you are not able to make the donation drive-thru, you may purchase the shirts for $5 each at Pettit’s, the YMCA and Craig’s.

There will be entertainment, games and food on the fairgrounds prior to the fireworks display sponsored by WVNU Radio.

The Fire In The Sky members invite everyone to come out and enjoy the best fireworks show in the area. Fowler offers this ironclad guarantee: “Your donation will go up in smoke!”

Donation drive-thru to be held this Saturday at fire department

By Bev Mullen

For the Record-Herald