Legion in Need of Funds for Fourth of July Fireworks

Fireworks fundraiser underway

by Keith Stewart
keith@newsprogress.com

When Mike Keown and his family moved to Sullivan in 1958, the only thing more memorable than Richard Nixon’s visit to Wyman Park was the fireworks display that the local American Legion had routinely sponsored.

“They were spectacular,” said Keown. “The night sky was just lit up. Even though we lived right by the park, we all took a blanket and went to Wyman Lake.”

But now, the certainty as to whether Sullivan will continue to have its annual display is up in the air, or perhaps, not quite yet.

“The Legion has always paid the cost of the fireworks as long as I can remember,” said Keown. “But right now, we can’t do that. We don’t have the money to pay it.”     Login or Subscribe to read the rest of this story.

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