There was an exact opposite in the difference between last year’s weather conditions, compared to this year’s conditions, but the outcome of the fireworks show was the same. The event was postponed due to excess rainfall on Thursday, July 4.
Last year, the event was postponed due to excessive dry conditions that led to a burn ban being put into effect. This year, with more than five inches of rain over the holiday weekend, conditions were less than desirable for outside activities.
Albany/Clinton County Chamber of Commerce President J.W. Collins made the final call Thursday to postpone the fireworks.
“Participation would have been down for the event and the event is for the citizens of the county, so we decided to move it so more people would be able to enjoy the show,” Collins said. “The board has not decided on an alternate date at this time.”
A steady downpour of rain throughout the day last Thursday would have also made getting into and leaving the parking area at the Clinton County Fairgrounds, where the event was slated to be held, all but impossible when considering that several hundred vehicles were expected.
Collins said the Albany/Clinton County Chamber of Commerce will discuss a possible reschedule of the event at their next meeting which will occur Thursday, July 18 at the Welcome Center at noon.
Anyone wishing to join the Albany/Clinton County Chamber of Commerce is invited to attend the next meeting.