quote:Originally posted by Tomme73:
Boo Hoo! Being a tradition doesn't mean it has to continue. I went a couple of times when I was younger and dumber. I wasn't awe-struck by any means. White Lion had better fireworks at their concerts. (That's bad. I know.) What I'm saying is this; there is no really good place to watch the fireworks unless you live on the bluff in Sheffield or somewhere close to downtown Florence. Otherwise, you have to push your way through dirty, smelly morons, park illegally on a bridge, or get in a boat and battle all the drunk boaters on the lake. Thanks, but no thanks. I'll stick to spending some quality time with my family.
i have watched the fireworks with my family from the bluff, from inside the park, or from the coliseum since i was a little girl. my daughter looks forward to this every year. we make a picnic, my sister's family joins us, and we make a day of it. it may not be your tradition, but it is someone's tradition.
while i would not want the city to sponsor such an event exclusively, i find it hard to believe they could not get other multiple sponsors to chip in or accept donations at the park. usually, i see target, chickfila, and other local businesses passing out goodies or sponsoring events. why not hit them up?