GREATER BROWNSVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
For immediate release:
June 26, 2012
Brownsville Planning One of Region's Largest Fireworks Displays
BROWNSVILLE, Pa. – In what has become a family holiday tradition, the Greater Brownsville Area Chamber of Commerce's July 3 Independence Day celebration will light up the evening sky with one of the largest fireworks displays that will be staged in the region.
The evening is free and family-oriented, drawing nearly 2,000 people each year to the 452-acre Patsy Hillman Park, located off High Street along Telegraph Road in Luzerne Township. Activities get under way at 5 p.m. with three hours of musical performances. The entertainment begins with competitors from the Brownsville Rotary Club's 2012 Stars on Stage talent show. At 7:30 p.m., the Mon Valley Community Band takes center stage for a 90-minute performance as a prelude to the evening's main attraction just as it's done for nearly one decade.
The pyrotechnics show begins at dusk – a production of Keystone Fireworks of Dunbar, Pa. and solely funded by the chamber.
"We hope to have another record crowd," says Frank Ricco, president of the Greater Brownsville Area Chamber of Commerce.
As in years past, the Hiller Volunteer Fire Co.'s Ladies Auxiliary will operate the concession stand as a fund raiser to support its future activities. Volunteer firemen from North Side and South Side Brownsville, Hiller and West Brownsville will be in charge of traffic control.
The chamber funds the Independence Day fireworks display through two ticket sales in late spring and early summer, offering an $8,000 jackpot to the winner of Pennsylvania Lottery's 3-digit daily number at 7 p.m. In keeping with tradition, the second drawing is July 4. Tickets can be purchased at Brownsville Bus Lines, 525 National Pike East; NAPA Auto Parts, 600 Market St.; Brownsville Hardware, 6027 National Pike; and the chamber office, 325 Market St. Also, freewill donations will be accepted July 3 at the park gate.
For additional information or interview:
Frank Ricco, chamber president, 724-785-3600
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