Laurel announces plans for July 4th fireworks

LAUREL, Del. –  Some exciting news for Laurel residents, as the town announces they will be holding their 4th of July fireworks display this year. “The COVID-19 pandemic over the last year has caused everybody to have cabin fever, wanting to get and do something,” said Mayor John Shwed.

Last year’s event had to be cancelled because of COVID-19. Unfortunately, this year other 4th of July activities for the town are cancelled. But residents can expect a spectacular display of fireworks on July 3rd at dusk. “There will be no parade. There will be no featured events in the parks. What we’re going to do is just ask people to be responsible. We’re going to ask them to please wear a mask, to social distance and being respectful of others,” said Mayor Shwed.

Mayor John Shwed says he knows that Laurel residents are anxious to reconnect with their friends, family, and neighbors. So, he hopes that everyone will follow those guidelines to make sure this year’s event is safe and successful. “People are yearning for different events. They can’t wait to get back to normal again. This is our small way that we can try to help get the process started,” said Mayor Shwed.

 Mayor Shwed also tells us he’s looking for help to pay for the fireworks. He says fireworks typically cost about $20,000. So, if any individuals or organizations are in the financial position to contribute they can donate to the town or the the Community Foundation of Laurel. “Normally we ask our businesses to help us support this. We know that our businesses are having a hard time just trying to maintain their operations,” said Mayor Shwed.

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