I know, nothing says summer like fireworks — but please don’t try them at home, leave fireworks to the professionals. Sure, what’s a couple of sparklers, but it starts with a few sparklers and the next thing you know you’re launching bottle-rockets and M-80’s before you realize you’re way out of your league and breaking the law. If you need your fireworks fix, spend the day (July 3rd) at Kent’s Heritage Fest and come nightfall sit back and relax under the stars to watch the annual Jeff Graham Memorial Fireworks.
When you make a choice to live in city, with neighbors in close proximity, you have to be willing to make some accomodations for the good of the whole — which on July 4th means foregoing your desire to re-enact the sites and sounds of a civil war battlefield using some fireworks you bought at a roadside stand. I realize that sounds almost anti-American, as we feel like we have the right to life, liberty and launching fireworks to celebrate our Independence Day, but work with us here and put down the smoke bombs.
Here’s some of the facts behind the use of fireworks in the City of Kent: