The City of Findlay, the Hancock County Fair Board and local health officials have decided to postpone this year’s Independence Day Fireworks Display.
They say a fireworks display may still happen in the future to celebrate when the pandemic restrictions are finally lifted.
Details are in the following news release from the city.
The City of Findlay and the Hancock County Fair Board, in consultation with Hancock Public Health, have determined that in the best interest of public health and safety to postpone the 2020 Independence Day Fireworks Display.
“We are proud that our Findlay-Hancock County Independence Day Celebrations are such an important part of our community. Each year more than 10,000 individuals of all
ages gather on the fairgrounds, and even more in backyards, patios, and parking lots to celebrate our nations independence with a fireworks display. Unfortunately, after much
discussion we are not able to secure the financial sponsorship or needed permits for this celebration due to the restrictions on mass gatherings in the State of Ohio,” said
Jeff Cole, Hancock County Agricultural Society President.
“We plan to be back next year better than ever, after this current situation is behind us.”
Findlay Mayor Christina Muryn added, “celebrating our nations independence is one of our most cherished traditions. Unfortunately, this year we will have to celebrate in less traditional ways. As soon as it is safe to have large gatherings citizens can count on one-heck-of a party to celebrate our nation, our communitys resilience, and those who serve our nation.”