There were lots of "ooo’s" and "ahh’s" on the ground and lots of bright colors and shapes in the air last night at Dwyer Memorial Park as Cortland County Celebrated our nation’s 237th birthday with the annual fireworks display over Little York Lake.
Another large crowd park-goers were treated to live music from the Jazz Happens and Old Timers Bands prior to the show. Many others took in the pyrotechnic display from surrounding areas as well.
Today, it’s The Eighteenth Annual Public Reading of the United States Declaration of Independence is at 10am at the Homer Congregational Church on the Homer Green. Charles W. Jeremy, Jr. and Charles W. Jeremy III will present the historical background of the events that led up to its adoption in 1776. Those who desire to do so will be invited to read a short portion of the Declaration itself. Following the reading, the bells in the churches and other buildings surrounding the Green will be rung 50 times, and signal cannons will be fired in front of the Bandstand. All are welcome, families in particular, and there is no charge.
If you crave more Fireworks over the Holiday weekend, Groton will hold their annual display tomorrow night at the elementary school, and Sunday features the annual fireworks in Cincinnatus and the re-scheduled community fireworks in Ithaca, which was postponed on Monday due to weather.