Due to the continued disruption caused by the severe summer storm last week and the need to apply all available County resources to recovery, Montgomery County has made the decision to cancel both of its fireworks celebrations and related events. The Mid-County Sparkles! Fireworks display was planned for Einstein High School in Kensington and the Germantown Glory fireworks were scheduled at the Maryland SoccerPlex in the South Germantown Recreational Park. In addition, the Mid-County site is still very hazardous due to fallen tree limbs and debris making conditions extremely dangerous.
“I made this very difficult decision based on the ongoing need to apply County police, fire and rescue, transportation, and other County resources to help our residents who continue to be severely impacted by this recent storm,” said County Executive Isiah Leggett.
“While I sincerely regret having to take these steps, I believe that the health and welfare of our residents is paramount in this difficult time. In the absence of our annual fireworks celebrations, I urge all residents to fly the flag, to mark the occasion of our nation’s independence with their neighbors and their families, and to continue to reach out to help those neighbors and friends impacted by this storm.”
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