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Site of Sunnyside's Independence Day fireworks show in question this year

The fate of the Lions Club Independence Day fireworks show is currently in question, Sunnyside Kiwanians learned from guest speaker Julia Hart this morning, Wednesday.

Hart told Sunnyside Kiwanis Club members that the school district is re-seeding the football field this year and that may pose a problem for the fireworks show.

In the past, those enjoying the annual fireworks display used the stadium bleachers.

"That really throws us in a bind," she said, expressing concern over few other choices for locations that Lions Club members deem safe enough. "Looking around the community, there really is not another place that's safe to have fireworks."

According to Hart, the only other location possibility is behind Harrison Middle School. But her concern is that the school is still too close to the fireworks.

"We're still in limbo (as to) whether or not we'll get the stadium," she said.

"The football field is just a dream because it's easy, there are lights, restrooms and the concessions stand is right there," she said.

In the meantime, donation jars have been placed around the community to raise funds for the annual show.

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