Schoolcraft’s July 4 fireworks find new site

Persistence paid off for Schoolcraft’s new 4th of July committee: Overcoming concerns about a suitable site, the fireworks and festivities will continue into its 96th year.

The group had been told in March that school district property would be unavailable due to construction projects underway. 

“A notice went out to the community to help us find a location,” said committee member Kim Parker. “We received many suggestions but either due to size or safety issues, the Committee had almost given up hope for a fireworks show.”

The committee had asked about the Dome Sports Center but had been given reasons it wouldn’t work. It persisted. “In early May there was a meeting out in the Dome’s field and the location passed all requirements,” Parker said.  

“This 4th of July will be a day full of family fun: The Firecracker 5K Run/Walk, Lions pancake breakfast, annual car show, craft sales, food trucks, the parade at 11 a.m., historical tours at the Underground Railroad, fire truck rides, kids’ activities, and the Famous Schoolcraft Fireworks at dusk.”

The committee has added a $25 fee for parade entry, excluding military and first responders.

“Due to the cost of fireworks and insurance the Committee has been fund raising to reach a goal of $30,000,” Parker said. “In this 96th year, it’s the Committee’s hope that this tradition will continue.”

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