The City of Shamokin ultimately dropped the ball when they opted to disallow the annual fireworks display out of an abundance of caution surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

At the time of the vote, the city placed blame on its insurance carrier, stating that the entity had warned council that litigation relating to people contracting the virus at large scale events would not be covered. However, after the decision at Wednesday night’s meeting to allow smaller events throughout the city that will include live music and smaller-scale fireworks displays, those concerns are apparently out the window.

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