Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Lions Club, others donate to the Fireworks

Posted: Friday, April 5, 2019

This year’s celebration is bittersweet for Jennifer Fisher, as her husband, Dan, who was committed to the local fireworks display since 1984, passed away suddenly in December. In memory of Dan, his widow Jennifer and a group of friends that helped Dan with the fireworks, do not want to see Dan’s commitment to the fireworks and its tradition to end.

In order to keep Huntington’s fireworks celebration continuing, the Huntington Lions Club presented a check for $500 to Fisher. Several other individuals and businesses have also contributed to the effort.

The fireworks committee is organizing the display for Friday, July 5. Compared to many communities, Huntington’s fireworks show is a grass roots effort. The group of committed local volunteers will obtain the proper training, get their permits, licensing, will coordinate the display and spend countless hours assuring Huntington’s fireworks display will be a fun and safe event for the entire community.

“We are so grateful for all of our past support, and now we are reaching out for help with this year’s show. We are planning to have an exceptional show in 2019,” said Fisher.

Those who want to contribute to the fireworks effort, should send checks to the Huntington County Community Foundation, with “Huntington Fireworks” in the memo line, 356 W. Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750.

Huntington Lions Club president Gary Yeiter, right, and treasurer, Jim Hildebrand, left, present a check for $500 to Jennifer Fisher for the 2019 Huntington fireworks.