We’ve seen many large gatherings planned for the summer be laid to rest because of COVID-19. There will be no shows at RiverEdge. No Ribfest. The list goes on.
But then we have Romeoville, who instead of canceling their Independence Day fireworks show, is actually TRIPLING the number of shows – but they are still asking residents to stay home. Actually, that’s the entire idea!
Instead of having one main fireworks performance that residents come out to see, Romeoville announced three fireworks displays that will happen simultaneously across the village so that as many residents as possible can view them from their homes..
Now, will EVERYONE be able to see the fireworks? I’d think not, but I’d say this is better than canceling them altogether! And with the lightening of restrictions as of May 29th, I can see some people hosting fireworks parties – with proper social distancing of course!
Here’s the press release from the Village of Romeoville:
The Village will be celebrating Independence Day on July 3 with three fireworks shows.
To allow residents to view these from their homes, fireworks will be shot off in three separate locations starting at 9:30 pm, effectively tripling the number of pyrotechnics that are usually displayed.
“We continue to be innovative with programs and events,”stated Mayor John Noak“ By spacing out three shows around the community, we hope that everyone can remain home and still see a great display.”
The shows will be based from Volunteer Park (1100 Murphy Dr.), Lukancic Middle School (725 Normantown Rd.), and Discovery Park (300S. Highpoint Dr.).
The parking lots at these facilities will be closed on July 3rd. Due to liability and distancing required for fireworks, residents are strongly encouraged to view the fireworks from home as attendance at any of the three sites will be restricted.
Props to Romeoville for thinking outside the box to serve their community!