Morrow County Independence Day firework display to resume, after area donors chip-in funding

By LeAnne Gompf - The Sentinel

The Morrow County Agricultural Society would like to announce that the previously cancelled firework display will go on for the upcoming Morrow County’s Independence Day Celebration on July 3.

Fair board president, Brandon Strain indicated that several individuals stepped forward after hearing that the annual display was cancelled due to lack of funding.

Donations from Consolidated Electric Cooperative, the Morrow County Commissioners, Burgess Castle for Commissioner and the Weiler Family have ensured the skies over the fairgrounds will be lit up with brilliant colors on July 3 beginning at dark, approximately 10 p.m.

In addition to the fireworks, families can celebrate the holidays with the following activities beginning with Community Day Games (Frog Jumping Contest) at 6:15 p.m.

OSTPA truck, tractor and semi pull at the grandstands (Limited Pro Diesel Trucks, 10,000 LBS Pro Stock Tractors, Super Modified 4WD Trucks, Pro Stock Semi) begin at 7 p.m. Square dancing will be held in the youth building from 7 – 10 p.m.

In an effort to make this an affordable family event, gate admission is $5 per person (Children 5 and under are admitted free).

Anyone will desiring to access the infield pit for the pulls are required to pay an additional $10 person, regardless of age.

Patrons may enter the fairgrounds after 9:30 pm for $10 per car for the firework display

The fair board would like to publicly thank the community for their support and efforts in securing funding, making the annual firework display possible.

By LeAnne Gompf

The Sentinel