NORFOLK – The 45th annual Big Bang Boom fireworks show will not take place at Skyview Lake. Rather, this summer’s event will be a drive-in style firework show at Northeast Community College. The event is still scheduled for Saturday, July 4th.
Don Wisnieski, Big Bang Boom President, said that him and his committee worked to find a way to follow the Governor’s Directed Health Measures while still running a show. He explained that fireworks are an important way to celebrate our nation’s birthday.
Once the drive-in idea was brought up, the committee started searching for a location. Then, they met with Northeast Community College President, Dr. Leah Barrett. The two parties worked out some details for the 45th annual show.
The college’s parking areas will open at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 4th. The show will begin around 9:45. Families are invited, but are asked to sit in or sit on their cars. The lawn areas will not be open for walk-in viewing.
There will not be any concessions sold on the college’s grounds. Although, people are encouraged to support local businesses by picking up their favorite food or snack before the show. No buildings will be open at the college. There will be some portable toilets and trash cans. The college asks people to keep the campus clean from littering.
Barrett shared her excitement to be partnered with Big Bang Boom for this year’s event. She said that the college is looking forward to being involved in the celebration.
Big Bang Boom will have bigger fireworks with bigger shells this year, according to Wisnieski. He also stated that with the higher elevation of the college’s campus, the fireworks should be visible from many places in and around Norfolk.
Music for Big Bang Boom can be heard on the Norfolk radio stations. If you can watch the fireworks in-person, check out the televised version on News Channel Nebraska. For more information, visit http://www.bigbangboom.org/, or browse their Facebook page here.