BEAVER COUNTY, Pa. — Despite the pandemic, officials in Beaver County said the show must go on, hosting one of the only local fireworks displays this holiday.
They said they do expect people to flock to the event from other counties, but the way the fireworks will be shot from a barge will be different. It’s a move the organizer hopes will keep people safer.
“The show they see this year is going to be as big, if not bigger, than the shows they normally see,” PUSH Beaver County president Mark Kopsack said.
The half- hour show will launch from a barge deck anchored in the Ohio River. Normally, the fireworks are shot about 300-to-400 feet into the air. Zambelli Fireworks said this year, they’ll be using bigger shells, which means they’ll be able to reach bigger heights.
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“We will use larger caliber shells and with a larger caliber shell, it will reach a much higher altitude,” George Zambelli said.
“They are going to be higher so they will be seen from distances so that people can maintain social distance,” Beaver County Commissioner Tony Amadio said.
County leaders said no other public events will take place for the holiday, just the fireworks display. They urge people to wear a mask if they are in a public space.
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