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Fireworks on Fourth may face some changes

SILVER CREEK — Mayor Jeff Hornburg expressed last week that there’s a little concern for the village’s firework display for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. It stems from the fact the village has lost a good majority of its beach at Borrello Park.

“We used to have enough beach up there to hsoot off fireworks and still let people on the beach,” said Hornburg.

In preparation for that, Hornburg said he’s been in discussion with Kevin Cullen of the Hideaway Bay Project to see if they can use the Hideaway Bay side of the beach to launch fireworks, which they have done for the last three years. Hornburg said he’s waiting for Cullen to get back to him, though Hornburg said Cullen would “love to let them do it.”

In either case, Hornburg also had a discussion with power technician Sammy Porpiglia, who said there was a possibility they could still use Borrello Park for launching, though no public would be allowed on the beach at all.

“Let’s just hope we can come through the Hideaway Bay shore and use that,” said Hornburg. “And we’ll go from there. We are working on it diligently because we only have another month to get this all set up.”

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