Letter: Frustrated with Elburn’s fireworks

By on July 15, 2010

I am writing this … because I am very frustrated regarding the fireworks display this evening (Sunday).

As I am sure you are aware, it has been raining (downpouring at times) this evening. My family and I continually monitored the weather.

Around 8 p.m., after checking the website for information and discussing with neighbors the likelihood of the fireworks happening, we decided that they would not happen. We sent our children to bed at 8:30 and 9 p.m.

A few minutes after 9 p.m., we hear the booms. I look out the window to discover that in fact, the fireworks display was on. I was furious. We never would have thought that after hours of rain and lightning in the sky, the fireworks display would go on. Not only was I upset that the fireworks were on, but they were a half hour earlier than stated.

Would it really have been that big of a deal to postpone them for a day? I think people would have appreciated a drier, more enjoyable night. The decision to have the fireworks tonight was very disappointing and extremely aggravating. I certainly hope that more people step forward to voice their opinion on the very poor decision that was made tonight.

Cheryl Wykle
Elburn