This 4th of July , I am going to a wedding. If you've read this blog with any regularity over the past 3 years, you know this is pretty much par for the course of how I spend my weekends during the summer.
When I saw the date on the invite, my immediate reaction was, "They better have fireworks at this thing!"
While the presence of fireworks at this soiree has been neither confirmed nor denied, I am choosing to be optimistic and have it in my head that I will be staring into the sky ohhhing and ahhhing on the 4th .
Unfortunately in many towns across the country, people will not be saying the same this year. With the economy not fully turned around, cities and townships are cutting firework displays in an effort to save money. Some places justify the cancellation by saying that fireworks are for the viewing pleasure of both residents and visitors and that the money should be used for events and programs strictly for residents, such as children's summer camps and activities for seniors.
Some towns that have cancelled are: Glendale, AZ, Springfield, MO, and Jersey City, NJ.
Are you disappointed in your city's cancellation? Are you willing to travel someplace else to see fireworks?