Are you ready for some fireworks?


Who’s ready for some fireworks? The 2022 Fire In The Sky show will take place on Sunday, July 3 at 10 p.m. at the Fayette County Fairgrounds, according to Washington Fire Department Lt. Butch Williamson.

Fireworks will be set off from the parking lot area of the fairgrounds. American Fireworks, a fireworks company based out of Hudson, Ohio, will be the company utilized again this year.

The 2022 fireworks display should last around 20 minutes.

“It will be about the same size of show and length as we normally have,” Williamson said.

There will be music playing to go along with the show, and that music can be heard through the 97.5 FM WVNU station.

Gordon CDJR, located at 1120 Clinton Ave. in Washington Court House, will be holding a pre-party on Sunday. Bridget Ruehl, owner of Gordon CDJR, spoke about this special event.

“We are gonna open our lot at 2 p.m. WVNU is doing a live remote from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and then from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. we have ‘Sean Poole & Buckin’ Krazy’ performing.”

Gordon CDJR will also be conducting a giveaway during the festivities.

Ruehl said, “If you register for a test drive during the event, we are going to raffle off a $1,000 gas gift card for someone.”

This event is free to the community and will feature inflatables, games, and other activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Gordon CDJR was purchased by Ruehl from her father, Gordon Wallace, in April. Ruehl spoke about their mission statement and what she hopes to bring to the community.

“We are fully committed to laying roots and taking care of the people in the community. Our mission statement is basically three C’s: Connecting and serving our customers with a transparent buying process; we are Committed to finding our customers the right vehicle for the right price with the best possible financing options, and their purchase is just the beginning. We can’t wait to take care of our customers’ service and insurance needs.”

Ruehl finished by explaining that the last “C” in their mission statement is community.

“We want to do as much as we can do in the community. Considering the Fire in the Sky is a pretty big deal around here, we wanted to just create a nice little experience.”

Members of the community are also encouraged to ask about their “New Vehicle Orders Matter” campaign which includes employee pricing on a new car purchase. It also comes with a two-year free maintenance program, including alignments and oil changes.

Community members can keep an eye on the Fire In The Sky Facebook page and the Record-Herald, as well as listen to WVNU, for updates in terms of this year’s presentation. Any information regarding rain delays or other issues that may arise will be communicated through those outlets.

“Fire in the Sky” returns to Washington C.H. on the night of Sunday, July 3.“Fire in the Sky” returns to Washington C.H. on the night of Sunday, July 3. Record-Herald file photo
‘Fire in the Sky’ returns to county fairgrounds Sunday, July 3

By Tyler Flora

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