Fireworks were fantastic

It was yet another fantastic fireworks show Friday night. It amazes me how each year differs and becomes more fabulous than the prior year.

The credit goes to many people. First, to the Swanton Fire Department for the actual show. Fire Chief Howard Myers and Deputy Chief Gary Roytek obtained their pyrotechnics licenses last fall as required by the State of Ohio so that we do not have to hire an outside exhibitor. I appreciate the entire department’s presence and dedication to this event.

Second, to the Swanton Police Department for setting up the parking and keeping it flowing, and for being there in full force to keep us safe.

Third, to all who contribute monetarily throughout the community which is businesses , individuals, attendees, vendors, and the Village of Swanton. Fourth, to volunteers that helped park cars and collect donations on site from The Dwelling Place Church and the Swanton Lions and Leos Clubs. You all are awesome!

Last, but certainly not least, to Mr. Rick Lederman, owner of Soaring Software Solutions, for his love of fireworks and his generous financial donation each year that makes it possible for us to purchase the best fireworks. Rick videotapes the show each year and you can find it on YouTube. Check it out.

Have a safe and fun rest of your summer, and we hope to see you all again at the Swanton Corn Festival, Aug. 22.