“The first Fire In The Sky donation drive-thru was a big success,” said Dan Fowler, president of this non-profit corporation. The last drive-thru will be this Saturday, June 25 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Washington Fire Department on Market Street.
According to Fowler, “This will be the last opportunity to donate to help the Fire In The Sky committee put on the biggest fireworks display Fayette County has seen. You don’t even have to get out of your car and if your donation is $5 or more, you will receive a 2016 Fire In The Sky t-shirt.”
This is the 16th year Fire In The Sky has produced the fireworks display for the annual Independence Day celebration in Fayette County. Last year, with grant money and corporate donations, Fire In The Sky was able to purchase a new firing system that greatly enhanced the fireworks display. That new firing system has had some modifications and Fowler indicates that the public will be able to view even more intricate shell displays.
Fowler said he wants to make clear that “donation monies did not buy the new firing system. If you made a donation last year or will this year, your money went toward and will go toward the purchase of the shells.”
This year’s fireworks display will be held on July 3, beginning at dark, with a simultaneous musical broadcast by WVNU 97.5. Also, “because all across this country we should be celebrating our freedoms,” said Fowler, WVNU will be sponsoring a party on the fairgrounds behind the Mahan Building.
From 6 p.m. until the fireworks start there will be a live band, food, vendors, contests and prize give-a-ways. Admission and parking to the Fire In the Sky party are free. Fowler is fond of saying “that no donation is too small and no donation is too big.” He also assures that your donations will go up in smoke!