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Fireworks on Fourth will be biggest show yet in Lyndonville

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 July 2015 at 12:00 am

File photos by Tom Rivers – A crowd is gathered on the lawn at Lyndonville’s sports fields to watch the fireworks in this photo from July 4, 2013.

LYNDONVILLE – The fireworks show in Lyndonville, already considered one of the best in the area for its duration and explosive colors, will be the best yet in Lyndonville on Saturday, according to one of the organizers.

Young Explosives will be doing the show again. Young does about 100 fireworks displays and Lyndonville is the second biggest of them all, said Wes Bradley, the fireworks show coordinator for Lyndonville.

The past two years the fireworks shows have been 38 minutes long. The Lyndonville Lions Club signed a contract for this year for 25 percent more in fireworks than last year, Bradley said.

That doesn’t mean the fireworks will be 25 percent longer.

“There will be more stuff in the sky and new shells that have come out,” Bradley said. “It’s going to be our biggest show by far.”

Bradley and about 30 members of the Lyndonville Lions Club put on the Fourth of July Celebration in Lyndonville, with help from the Village of Lyndonville, Town of Yates and other community members.

The fireworks are reflected in the water in Lyndonville on July 4, 2014.

The Lions have organized the day-long celebration for 41 years. The Lyndonville Area Foundation and other donors give to the fireworks display, making it a big blowout.

“We had an absolutely phenomenal response from the community,” Bradley said. “It can’t be done without a whole lot of people putting money towards it.”

The festival and fireworks show draws people from throughout Orleans County, Western New York and many former residents, said Pucher, a retired Lyndonville school superintendent.

“It’s turned into a homecoming for a lot of people who lived here or went to school here,” he said.
The fireworks will start at 10 p.m. They will follow a busy day in Lyndonville, including a parade at noon, arts and crafts show from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., chicken barbecue from 1 to 5 p.m., a garden tractor pull from 1 to 4 p.m., the Hospice duck race at 3 p.m., and live music and other entertainment.

“It’s a nice family event where people can bring their kids,” Pucher said. “It’s a lot more than fireworks. We’ve changed it over the years and added things. Every year we try to improve on the year before.”