Sounds like Wallingford won’t have to fret about porta-potty shortages and marauding crowds of patriotic partiers this Fourth of July: One Reel has announced that there will be no fireworks display over Lake Union this year.
From their web site:
For the past 15 months, One Reel has worked tirelessly to secure a title sponsor for the 2010 Family 4th at Lake Union but, regrettably, we were not able to secure one in time to proceed with this year’s event. For that reason, it is with a heavy heart we announce there will be no fireworks or festivities at Gas Works Park this year.
Another casualty of the banking debacle! Washington Mutual, the former sponsor, was purchased last year by Chase after loading itself up on bad loans. Chase agreed to sponsor the event for one year, but has declined to continue.
We know lots of people are going to miss it, and we do feel your sorrow. That said, the hectic crowds have been keeping us away for years. Instead, we’ve enjoyed the noise through the trees while sipping a cold one in our back yard with friends.
Of course, this does mean that Wallingford will no longer be the In Place To Be for Fourth of July barbeques this year.
What will you do instead?