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North Manchester July 4 fireworks move to high school

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – Manchester University is collaborating with Manchester Community Schools and the town of North Manchester to present the 2020 Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Display on Saturday, July 4.

The rain date is July 5.

“We had to move the fireworks from Manchester University this year, in large part because the new stadium area is still a construction zone,” said Alexis Young, who coordinates the event for the university. “We are happy to work with Jeremy Markham at Manchester Community Schools and Adam Penrod with the town to make this patriotic event happen for our community.”

The free celebration kicks off at 9 p.m. with the Manchester Civic Band. Families and individuals are encouraged to come early to find a spot, maintaining social distancing with those not in their own households, and have a great time.

Parking is available at Manchester High School, Manchester Administrative Building and Manchester Recreation Association. Lawn chairs or blankets will make viewing more comfortable.

The Rotary Club of North Manchester will sell food, water and soft drinks.

The North Manchester Fire Department will light up the sky over the high school baseball field at 10 p.m. with fireworks.

For the safety of guests, no alcohol, sparklers or personal fireworks are permitted.

Those taking pictures or posting to social media can use #MUJuly4 to share their pictures.

There will be no speakers or children’s activities this year.


For the media

Alexis Young, Manchester University assistant vice president for facilities and auxiliary operations:

Adam Penrod, North Manchester town manager:

Jeremy Markham, Manchester Community Schools business manager:

June 2020