Fireworks Over Fayette promises to be a blast
The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 19th annual Independence Day Celebration on July 6 at Uniontown Mall.
Unlike past years, the chamber will not hold a daylong festival to mark the occasion.
Instead, it is focusing solely on the community's favorite event — Fireworks Over Fayette.
“The chamber has worked with two different concepts over the years. Some years, we throw a large festival. Some years, it's just fireworks,” said Muriel Nuttall, executive director.
“This year, we're making our fireworks the main event and fabulous finale to the community's Fourth of July weekend,” she said.
The fireworks will begin at dusk, with the mall as the primary viewing point.
Prior to the fireworks, the chamber will offer snacks, beverages and snow cones from a booth in the mall parking lot. The booth will open at 7 p.m. and there will be vendors roaming the parking lot.
All funds received will help offset the cost of the fireworks.
“It's a bit of a different twist, but we'll have all the stuff that makes watching fireworks more fun,” Nuttall said.
In addition, the chamber will be holding a collection drive with the Fayette County Food Bank.
“The Fayette Food Bank will have a truck by our booth. We hope the public will bring nonperishable items for donation to help out a great cause,” said Nuttall. “As a bit of an incentive, when someone makes a donation, they'll get a ticket. That ticket gives them a chance to win a prize.”
Keystone Fireworks of Dunbar once again will supply the pyrotechnics.
“Our fireworks celebration is supported by Chamber of Commerce members as a way to give back to the community that supports them all year. Between our businesses and individuals, we have over 600 members who help us hold events like this to celebrate Fayette County,” Nuttall said.
The chamber estimates about 25,000 people watch the Fireworks Over Fayette display each year, regardless of whether it's accompanied by a festival.
“There are those who really look forward to the festival, but without it, we were able to up the fireworks a bit. For those who come each year with their families, the transition will be seamless,” said Nuttall. “Keystone does an amazing job with their fireworks display, and it brings a lot of business to the area for the evening.”
The booth will open in time for spectators to “get a bite to eat, find the best spot, relax and enjoy their families,” Nuttall said.
“This is a celebration of our nation's independence,” she said.
Kaylie Harper is a contributing writer for Trib Total Media.
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