Chamber fireworks will go ‘BOOM!’

Posted June 23, 2021 at 11:26 am

again July 4

Clinton County residents and tourists here for the holiday period will once again be treated to a free July 4 celebration fireworks show, coordinated by the Albany- Clinton County Chamber of Commerce.

Back for another year, the annual fireworks show presented by the Chamber of Commerce will be held on Sunday, July 4, and is set to get underway just at dark, which should be around 8:30 – 9:00 p.m.

The professionally produced show is one of the best fireworks show in this entire region and has always produced large crowds in several areas enjoying the spectacle.

Staged once again from the Mountain View Recreation Park, the fireworks are best viewed from any spot in close proximity to the staging location.

In past years, vehicles with viewers have gathered at the Mountain View Recreation Park parking lot, as well as the Clinton County Middle School parking lot, Twin Lakes Wellness Center parking lot and along the Albany Bypass, just north of the intersection with the Burkesville Road (Hwy. 1590) at the stop light.

The annual fireworks show was one of the few events that went on as scheduled last year, as Albany, Clinton County and the rest of the world suffered through the COVID-19 pandemic and most public events were canceled.

The 2020 fireworks show went on as scheduled however, with viewers asked to remain in their vehicles in family pods, and to maintain social distance from others in the area watching the event.

As we emerge, hopefully, on the backside of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s show will be held under more normal circumstances, as most state and national pandemic related restrictions and guidelines have been removed.

Albany – Clinton County Chamber of Commerce President Lisa Beard told the Clinton County News that after going through the more than a year of COVID-19 pandemic surroundings, she was looking forward to the upcoming 2021 show, perhaps more than any of the previous events.

“I am really just excited that our country, county and community is back to normal,” Beard to the Clinton County News Monday afternoon. “ I am sad about the loss of lives in our community.”

Beard went on to note that this year’s celebration of our country’s birthday will hopefully be special for everyone who comes out to enjoy the show, as we get back to enjoying some of the social practices that we missed for so long.

“I personally took to many little things like a hand shake or hug for granted,” Beard said. “I am thankful we can do those again.”

She also reminded local residents to remember the eterans of all wars and conflicts who have fought in order to keep us free, and allow us to have celebrations such as Sunday’s July 4 fireworks event.

“We have to be thankful for those who have guaranteed our freedom. This 4th of July celebration is a reminder of the brave soldiers who fought for us,” Beard said. “We can never take that for granted. Thankful to light up the sky another year and dream about all the possibilities that life holds for us.”

Beard also expressed the Chamber’s gratitude to the individuals and groups who have continued to generously contribute to the sponsorship of this event so it could continue to be staged for Albany and Clinton County and area residents.

“On behalf of the Chamber of Commerce I would like to thank our sponsors for making this possible,” Beard said.

In addition to the Albany – Clinton County Chamber of Commerce coordinating and co-sponsoring the annual Fireworks Celebration, the show is co-sponsored by the City of Albany and Mayor Lyle Pierce, Clinton County Industrial Development Authority, Clinton County Tourism Commission, Clinton County Judge/Executive Ricky Craig, Clinton County Magistrates Johnny Russell, Ray Marcum, Terry Buster, Gary Ferguson, Jerry Lowhorn and Mickey Riddle, People’s Bank and Trust of Clinton County, First and Farmer’s National Bank, Monticello Banking Company, Junction Station and South Kentucky RECC.

She noted that the show sponsors are extremely thankful to the Albany Volunteer Fire Department for assistance and for being on standby during each of the previous shows, as well as for the upcoming July 4 presentation.