Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Fireworks display will be rescheduled, possibly for another Plainfield summertime event, organizers say.
The fireworks may be cancelled, but there's still fun to be had at Plainfield Park District's July 3 Patriotic Picnic. The event kicks off at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Plainfield Central High School, 24120 W. Fort Beggs Drive. The free family event offers concessions, courtesy of the Plainfield Central Athletic Boosters, an inflatable obstacle course, "Chalk It Up" sidewalk art, bean bag toss, games and touch-a-track opportunities featuring police, fire, military aand village vehicles, plus representation by Operation Support Our Troops. Plainfield Park District dance classes will perform at 7 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, picnic baskets and coolers, although alcohol is not allowed. Park district Community Relations …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Plainfield Park District's pre-Fourth of July celebration will go on, minus the pyrotechnics.
Hot, dry weather has made the risk of fire caused by errant fireworks too great, prompting the cancellation of the fireworks display scheduled for Tuesday, July 3, at the Plainfield Park District's Patriotic Picnic. "We met with the police and fire departments this morning and it was a joint decision," said park district Community Relations Director Marianne Ryan. The decision was made as a safety precaution. This summer’s hot, dry weather and the resulting parched ground conditions have created an increased risk of fire in association with this year’s fireworks display, Ryan said in a press release. "I love fireworks myself," Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton said. "Just with the dryness and everything, and we've had a lot more wind than …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
What's the fine for playing with illegal fireworks? What are some safety tips for this weekend? And what's the best way to photograph the big patriotic fireworks show?
Fourth of July weekend is nearly upon us, and we're here to make sure you don't blow off your hands, blow a good photo opportunity or blow over the legal limit. Whether you want to know why you can't set off your own fireworks, where to see a local show and how to photograph that show, read below. You can have sparklers, smoke bombs and party poppers, but the fun stops there. Fireworks are illegal in Illinois, and if you're caught with them the penalty can range from a small fine to nearly a year in prison. Sgt. Mike Fisher of the Plainfield Police Department said while it's OK to have things like sparklers and smoke bombs, the local fine for possessing the stuff that goes boom doubled this year to $500. "This year they upped the ordinance…
Friday, June 22, 2012
Community members can make donations to the Plainfield Park District's Fireworks Fund.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Dear Fellow Residents – The Plainfield Park District will host its fifth annual Patriotic Picnic and Fireworks Display on Tuesday, July 3. This FREE event will provide fun activities for the entire family beginning at 5 p.m. and will culminate with a fireworks display at dusk. The event will take place at Plainfield Central High School. The park district is currently seeking donations to help fund this year’s fireworks. A donation web site has been established at www.melrosepyro.com/donate/plainfieldparkdistrict and all donations go directly to the park district’s Fireworks Fund. Online donations can be made through PayPal or using a credit card. Checks made out to the Plainfield Park District can also be mailed to 23729 W. Ottawa St., …