Free fireworks again on tap for the Fourth
Ephrata Recreation Center Executive Director Jim Summers confirmed that there will be a free community fireworks show next Thursday, July 4 at the Lincoln Heights Outdoor Recreation Area.
Starting at 9:30 p.m., rockets will fill the skies near the Ephrata Middle School, thanks to the generous contributions of several local institutions, businesses and individuals.
Primary sponsors of the fireworks are Ephrata National Bank and the Borough of Ephrata. Also lending a big hand are Weinhold Nickel and Company, MGS Trailer Store, Lester Summers, Inc. and additional support from E. Richard Young, attorney.
Also contributing are Anthony Kilkuskie, attorney; Edward Jones Biers/Sager; Ephrata Church of the Brethren; Russell, Krafft, Gruber, LLP; Joanne and Ricky Ressler; Stradling Funeral Homes; Arthur Yeager Agency, Blue Ridge Cable, Dairy Queen, Ephrata Area School District, and Ephrata Recreation Center.
A rain date has been set for the next night, Friday, July 5, same place and time.
Another free July 4 tradition, also in the Lincoln Heights Area is "Family Fun Night" at the nearby Ephrata Church of the Brethren.
Beginning at 5 p.m. at the church, 201 Crescent Ave., games start at 6 and the fun continues until the fireworks begin at 9:30.
Also, back by popular demand is live music, juggling demonstrations by the DKers from 6:30-8:30 p.m., pony rides from 6-8 p.m., games, inflatables, the barrel train ride and a variety of delicious food.
There is no cost for admission, the games, face tattoos, spin art or popcorn.
There will also be food and milkshake stands available. Parking is by donation.
There will be door prizes at 9 p.m., donated by local businesses and registration will be at the welcome table.
Everyone is invited to attend. Also, there will be new traffic patterns in the Lincoln Heights area for this event, organizers appreciate your patience following the fireworks display.
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