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cities of Perrysburg and Maumee are gearing up for their fireworks show
1,000 fireworks will be set off, and thousands of people will be in both cities
event has gone on in Maumee for a number of years," said Maumee Mayor Rich
Carr. "We partner with the City of Perrysburg. Each community pays for half the
fireworks and it's just a great event for both communities."
show costs each city $15,000. They come up with the money on their own, or with
help from donors. This year, The Appliance Center donated $5,000 to the City of
Maumee for the show.
never been a more important time to support our home town and give back," said
John Oswald, owner of The Appliance Center. "They've been so good to us for 50
will be activities going on before the fireworks, too. There will be an
inflatable for kids and a concert.
can bring ball, stuff to play with on the lawn," said Bethany McGraw, with the
Maumee Business Uptown Association. "We're really looking forward to it."
of the pre-firework activities will take place on the lawn of St. Paul Lutheran
fireworks will be launched from the Fort Meigs Memorial Bridge, which will be
closed two hours before the celebration. The fireworks will begin at 10 p.m.
Thousands will gather in the surrounding areas
for the show.
won't be just Maumee and Perrysburg residents, this will be people coming from
all over, and when you work together like that, you can achieve great things,"
said Perrysburg Fire Chief Jeff Klein.
the pre-show activities, there will be local businesses and vendors selling
food, like Deet's BBQ and funnel cakes. It's all an effort to help boost the
that exposure," McGraw said. "It's just getting into people's minds that uptown
Maumee is still around, it still exists, it's still some great shops around
here. It's a great place to be."
the thousands of people will be the local firefighters and police to keep
is the one day of the year that no one can take off," said Chief Klein. "We
will be fully staffed, and we like to think that you are safe 100 percent of