The Village of Swanton has selected Sept. 8 to hold this year’s Fireworks Fest following their postponement due to heat.
It will be an end of the summer party at Swanton High School beginning at 6 p.m. There will be music, food, and other family fun. The fireworks are slated to begin at dusk.
The were several factors that came into play when selecting a new date.
“First the company which stocks and packs the truck with fireworks must have the availability to do so. July is obviously a very busy time and most weekends in July they are booked,” said Rosanna Hoelzle, village administrator.
They also had to find a day that worked for Swanton Local Schools and vendors.
There is also the consideration of other area events. The Village stayed away from Delta Chicken Festival and Swanton Corn Festival weekends out of respect for those events, according to Hoelzle.
Having the fireworks on the Friday or Saturday of the Corn Festival could draw people away from the alumni reunion or Saturday evening events at the festival.
The Fireworks Fest at Swanton High School, originally scheduled for June 30, was postponed because of concerns for residents, employees and vendors and the risk of fire danger. The heat index was over 100 degrees.
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