Fireworks to light sky on Friday

Attendees were impressed by last year’s display in Swanton.

The annual Swanton Independence Day celebration will be held on Friday at Swanton High School.

The viewing area at the high school will open at 6 p.m., with the same food vendors as in past years. There will also be a DJ playing American tunes.

Happy the Clown will be entertaining the kiddos with face painting. Village officials expect huge crowds as usual, so an early arrival is recommended to secure a spot.

This event is made possible through a donation from Rick Lederman which matches the donations received from local residents, businesses, and the Village of Swanton. Mayor Ann Roth asks area residents to throw in loose change when you see a donation jar at one of the numerous businesses that collect for the village. There will also be volunteers collecting donations on site on July 3.

Due to the heavy rain, there will be no parking in the grass west of the school.

The rain date is Sunday.

“Special thanks to Fire Chief Howard Myers, Asst. Fire Chief Gary Roytek, and the rest of the SFD crew,” Roth said. “Their dedication keeps us safe and provides the best fireworks show in Northwest Ohio.”