Technical difficulties last night prevented Lakewood’s annual Fourth of July fireworks display from happening as planned.
“We, like so many of our residents, were disappointed with the cancellation,” stated Mayor Mike Summers. “Unfortunately, our vendor had some electrical issues which they tried to resolve, but they were unable to do so in order to resume the show.”
The city has made the decision not to reschedule the fireworks display for Thursday, July 5, due to questionable weather and safety concerns.
The city has been in close contact with officials from Pyrotecnico, the city’s fireworks vendor based in New Castle, Pa.
“We are exploring all our options with our vendor, including a full refund and reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses associated with the event,” Summers said. “We will continue to work with Pyrotecnico until these issues are resolved.”
This is the third year the city has contracted with Pyrotecnico for its fireworks display. The prior two displays were successful parts of Lakewood’s renowned Fourth of July festivities.