After a seven year drought, fireworks returned to Lakewood at its very first Big Boom Bash, held on July 4 at the Jeffco Stadium.
The event included children’s activities and games, a community …
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The event included children’s activities and games, a community art project, vendor booths and local food trucks catering to long lines of hungry people. There was also a beer garden, and MIX 100.3 radio station was on on-site with prizes and fun.
“We wanted to deliver a great Independence Day celebration for the community,” said Michelle Nierling, Heritage Culture & the Arts manager. “This was the vision of the council, and we were happy to help bring it to life.”
Naturally, the big draw of the evening was the 20-minute fireworks display at dark that marked the national holiday was a light show to be remembered.
The last time the city had fireworks was in 2011, and according to Ward 1 City Councilmember Charley Able the resurrection of the event happened because of residents like Jackson Wenger, a child who spoke before council about wanting it back.
“I told Jackson if I was ever elected, I’d work to get the fireworks back,” Able said. “I’m pleased to see the turnout and all the smiling faces. This is what community is all about.”
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