SYCAMORE (WIFR) -- The success of the Sycamore Park District 90th Anniversary fireworks show on September 14th will have a long-living effect on the community.
“Over 2,500 people attended the fireworks show, and many people approached board and staff afterwards to give the district encouragement to make the Fireworks an annual event”, said Board President, Ted Strack.
“I had people tell me that the time of year was perfect”, said Daniel Gibble, Executive Director of the Sycamore Park District. The park district heard a variety of reasons for keeping the show. Most people, however, indicated that they were happy that somebody in Sycamore finally decided to do Fireworks, and thanked the park district for their effort. The weather is cooler in the early fall, the sun goes down earlier, so younger children can come out and enjoy fireworks without being up too late, and people have settled into their fall school and work routines so they are ready for some good entertainment.
This year’s fireworks were made possible by the support of NB&T. In addition, the City of Sycamore Police along with Auxiliary Police made the dispersal of automobile traffic smooth and quick afterwards. “We really appreciate their support”, said Bart Desch, Superintendent of Recreation.
At last night’s Regular Board meeting of the Sycamore Park District, the Board reached consensus that the Fireworks should go on again next year. “We just felt it was necessary to make it clear that we heard the positive remarks from our residents, and that the park district would bring back the show again next year,” said Michelle Schulz, Park District Board Vice President.
Toward that end, the park district will seek out sponsorship for next year’s show, and Sycamore will have fireworks again in 2014.