Letter to the Editor 7-12-18

Thanks for supporting city’s big bang


Thanks for supporting city’s big bang

As the Rising Sun Fireworks Event Coordinator, I would like to extend my sincerest thanks and appreciation to everyone who made our 2018 Fireworks Show a very enjoyable, entertaining, spectacular and safe night:

The Rising Sun Mayor and Mayor’s Assistant, City Council and Clerk Treasurer’s Office (financial backing, payment coordination and port-a-pots); RS Street Department and Project Manager (plywood sheeting, barricades, trash and cleanup); RS Project Manager and City Utilities (electric and water service); RS Police and Fire Departments, Ohio County Sheriff and EMS and Dearborn County Water Rescue (event safety); RS Police and Board of Works (traffic coordination); US Coast Guard, Indiana State Fire Marshall, RS Fire Department and Deno Koumoutsos (permits); OC Port Authority (dock usage/restriction coordination); Dock Leasers, Front Street Residents and Businesses (street, ramp and dock closings); RS Main Street (entertainment booking, golf cart parade and publicity); RSOC Tourism and Local/Regional Media (publicity); RSOC Park Board and RSOC School Corporation (backup location); The Side Effects (live music), RS Lions Club (food and cold drinks); Deno Koumoutsos and the Skyfire Group (fireworks production).
My apologies to anyone I may have inadvertently left out. While I’m the point person, this event is a major undertaking and it takes the efforts and cooperation of so many people to make it all work. Again, my thanks goes out to everyone involved!

Finally, thanks to everyone who came down. What a huge and enthusiastic crowd! Thank you for the great comments, pictures and videos you’ve shared on social media. Also thanks to all of you who helped keep our beautiful riverfront beautiful by depositing your trash in the various containers set out for the event. Much appreciated!

We are looking forward to 2019. In the meantime, please enjoy the many other wonderful events we have on our riverfront and Main Street the rest of this year and be safe!

Bryce Kendrick- City of Rising Sun