Fireworks display set for Alverton, Mt. Pleasant, Connellsville
Area residents looking for a place to watch a fireworks display should have ample opportunities to view them as part of this year's Independence Day festivities.
Fireworks are a traditional staple each year on the day set aside to commemorate the country's independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.
During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the 13 colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia declaring the United States independent from Great Britain.
After voting for independence, Congress turned its attention to the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which had been prepared by a committee of five, with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author. Congress debated and revised the wording of the Declaration, finally approving it on July 4.
Here are some of the events planned in coming days to commemorate Independence Day locally.
July 3 — Republic Services in Scottdale will have its annual fireworks display at its landfill in Alverton. The fireworks will begin at about 9:30 p.m.
“We're having the fireworks, they'll be in the same spot,” said Andrea Ansell, office manager for Republic Services. The company has sponsored the fireworks for a number of years. “People have been asking and asking (if we were going to have them this year),” Ansell added.
July 3 — Mt. Pleasant Borough's annual “Party in the Park” will begin between 5:30 and 6 p.m. at Veterans Park in the borough. Activities will include the band “Switch,” which will be entertaining for the second straight year. beginning at 7 p.m.
“We call it ‘Party in the Park' and they're a good party band,” said Jeff Landy, borough manager.
Other festivities include a high-tech laser show and the customary fireworks display, as well as vendors and a face-painter.
Landy said the show will be tailored to the history of Mt. Pleasant.
The laser show will begin immediately following Switch's performance, which is scheduled to end about 10:15 p.m.
The fireworks display will follow the laser show.
July 3 — The Greater Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual celebration with a number of events on Arch Street, in front of City Hall.
There will be food booths, children's activities, informational booths and live entertainment.
“The Chamber is so excited to be hosting the 10th annual fireworks,” said Leah Bierer, chamber vice president. “This will prove to be a great family event for Connellsville.”
Festivities begin at 6 p.m., with fireworks slated to start at 9:30 p.m.
June 30 — Calvin United Presbyterian Church, 311 Mulberry St. will be hosting an Independence Day Celebration at 10 a.m. An inspirational message on the heritage of freedom in this country and freedom in Christ will be shared. A guest trumpet player will join together in singing patriotic hymns. The sanctuary will be redecorated in red, white and blue and those attending are asked to dress in these colors for the occasion. All service men and women and their families within the church congregation and community will be recognized, both past and present and are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served in the Spring Room following the worship service.
Paul Paterra is a staff editor for Trib Total Media, He can be reached at 724-887-6101 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A.J. Panian and Nancy Henry contributed to this story.
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