Firework show illuminates Lime Rock

Rainy forecasts pushed the Independence Day firework display at Lime Rock Park to the evening of Sunday, July 7. Guests gathered in and around the track to take in the rockets’ red glare.

Patrick L. Sullivan

Firework show illuminates Lime Rock

LIME ROCK — Families and friends by the hundreds filled Lime Rock Park Sunday, July 7, for the Independence Day firework show.

Dazzling lights graced the sky on a warm July night with the smell of funnel cakes swirling in the air and the band “Brother Other’’ singing classics on the stage. The Salisbury Rotary Club sponsored the event and proceeds go towards local scholarships, community gifts, and international service projects.

Jeff and Tyra, both Falls Village locals, noted, “We’ve been coming to Lime Rock for 12 or so years. Probably more like 15.” They went on to explain, “We love it. It’s a big tradition amongst our friend group. We’re from all over the area, so we will meet up here.”

Families of all ages expressed excitement for the summer tradition. A young couple, Kyle and Ariel, were bringing their two children for the first time.

Ariel explained, “I’ve lived in Sharon for my whole life, so I’d come to the fireworks with my parents.”

Now, attending with her own children she is keeping the patriotic tradition alive. Bear, her older son, was dressed in red, white, and blue from head to toe and eager for the show to begin.

There was face painting and glow sticks for the younger attendees and a food stand and band for everyone to enjoy.

The gates opened at 6 p.m. and the fireworks began around 9:15 p.m. Despite being postponed one day due to rain, attendance was not dissuaded. After standing for the national anthem, it started to get dark and the long awaited annual firework show began.

The 20-minute display of fireworks concluded with a spectacular finale to cap the night off.

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