Southwick fireworks collection close to goal

A view of past Southwick Fireworks at Whalley Park. (WNG File Photo).

SOUTHWICK – An old-fashioned summer celebration is what’s in store Saturday when the Southwick Civic Fund lights up the night with fireworks.

The SCF is still accepting donations to pay for the July 20 event, which includes vendors and activities before the fireworks at Whalley Park.

“Within the last week our total donations have jumped to $8,300, which is $3,700 away from our goal for this year,” said organizer Elizabeth Deedy.

Deedy said the fireworks will be shot from the starting line of The Wick 338. Parking will be available at Whalley Park and the best viewing spot will be just through The Wick 338 fence line, said Deedy.

“We plan on launching them right around 9:30 p.m., rain or shine,” she said.

Bring the family and your appetite before the event starts. There will be a bounce house and Jac’s Nic Nacs will be selling novelty light up and flash toys. Crestwell will provide entertainment for the night.
“We will have our traditional bonfire in the center of the vendor area as well as the Celebrate Southwick 250 parade float where representatives of the committee will be selling Celebrate Southwick 250 memorabilia,” Deedy said.

Food vendors include Smokey Water Rib Co., Tots-a-Lot, Angelo’s Fried Dough and Crazy Arepas Food Truck. Moolicious Soft Serve trailer, kettle sorn and the Sweet Surprise Trailer will have options to satisfy every sweet tooth. Deedy said Moolicious plans to donate profits from the kettle corn sales to the fireworks.

“I do want to thank all the people who have donated so far, we get donations in that range from $5-$500, and each one of them counts,” said Deedy. “I also want to thank Rick and Ginny Johnson for all their help with this event and for letting us use The Wick 338.”

Deedy hopes the crowds will come out and bring their comfortable chairs.

“And don’t let any weather forecasts scare you away — our Atlas Fireworks Crew doesn’t disappoint,” she said.

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