City’s fireworks deemed success, multi-site format could be used in future

July 5, 2020 | 12:10 am

Updated July 5, 2020 | 2:59 pm

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City officials said Friday’s fireworks show was overall a success, and feedback from the community regarding the new format with multiple locations was largely positive, which for the first time was spread across multiple locations. 

“We are thrilled that the community seemed to really like the unique way we were able to unite to kick off the holiday weekend all over the city,” said Tim Ross, Director of Public Events. “It looked like everyone really enjoyed being able to enjoy time with their family and friends in their own neighborhood while watching fireworks all over the city.” 

Based on how this year went, Ross and Mayor Tom Watson said the City may consider the multi-site format for the 4th of July event going forward.

“We will see how the public reacts but, all-in-all, it was a great effort by all involved,” he said. 

The only caveat Watson had with this year’s show was the music’s sound quality, which he said he’d like to improve for next year. 

“There were a whole lot more ‘yays’ than ‘nays,’” Watson said. “It may be the best way to do it in the future as more citizens, aside from those in the downtown area, were able to view it.”

July 5, 2020 | 12:10 am

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