North East keeps tradition alive with annual fireworks display

Thanks to the North East Community Foundation and Mercyhurst North East, residents will not have to travel far to watch an awe-inspiring fireworks display on the Fourth of July.

The community foundation is partnering with the college to once again offer the annual event.

“We are all happy that the North East Community Foundation was able to bring this tradition back these past few years,” said Debbie Philips, member of the foundation’s board of directors. “For a long time, fireworks in North East were a tradition, and that went away for a few years. The NE Community Foundation did all we could to bring this back.” 

The fireworks will begin at dusk on Wednesday, July 4, and community members are invited to view the fireworks from the Mercyhurst North East Campus. 

“We will have a team of people directing traffic, but we invite everyone to join us for this magnificent fireworks display,” Phillips said. “It is sure to draw a crowd!” 

Phillips added that with some local municipalities unable to fund fireworks anymore, the need for North East to provide them was vital. 

“We felt that this was a celebration that was worth funding, and so we partnered with Mercyhurst to make it happen,” Phillips said. “These past few years they’ve been great to work with, and we know that having fireworks here means so much to the local community.” 

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