Residents watch online, at home as Wake Forest puts on fireworks display
The coronavirus pandemic has made celebrating the Fourth of July tricky this weekend.Posted — Updated
Many towns and cities have canceled parades, festivities and the biggest thrill of them all ... fireworks. The Town of Wake Forest held its annual fireworks show Friday but with a unique and socially distanced way to watch.
So while you couldn't see the show in person, officials said you could still get the best seat in the house right in front of your computer or TV.
“It was especially important for us to provide the fireworks show this year in some form or fashion,” said Mayor Vivian Jones in a press release that announced the event. “Considering all the programs and events that have been canceled due to COVID-19, we wanted to offer a way for our community to celebrate this special holiday.
“Although we would prefer to gather in person with family and friends as we normally do to enjoy the fireworks show, the virtual option will allow us to enjoy the display while helping ensure the health and safety of our community."
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