NL firemen’s association takes over fireworks show


NORTH LEWISBURG – Village Council, during its June 2 meeting, was assured a fireworks show will be held within the village this year in celebration of Independence Day.

Street Superintendent Bart Stokes, speaking on behalf of the North Lewisburg Firemen’s Association, said the nonprofit organization has assumed control of the fireworks show from the Triad Junior Baseball/Softball Association, which donated $1,000 to this year’s event scheduled to start at dusk on Saturday, July 11 at the village park.

Stokes informed council the rain date has been set for Sept. 19, which coincides with the annual Union County Covered Bridge Bluegrass Festival.

Following discussion, council passed a motion contributing $1,000 toward the fireworks show.

Spring Cleanup Week results

Village Administrator Andy Yoder informed council that 18.86 tons of household waste was collected during last month’s Spring Cleanup Week, which was two more tons than what was collected last spring.

As for the recycling container, residents recycled 5,960 pounds of scrap metal worth approximately $300, Yoder said.

Council elected, via a motion, to donate the $300 raised during cleanup week to the North Lewisburg Firemen’s Association to go toward the fireworks fund.

In other business:

•Mayor Jason Keeran thanked Triad Middle School students and their instructors, Amanda Goodwin and Betsy Woodruff, for removing litter and planting flowers throughout the village as part of Community Service Day held on May 22.

•Hydrant flushing will take place within the village June 15-19. During this time, Yoder said, residents may experience lower water pressure or notice discoloration in their water.

•Keeran informed council the new “Triad Cardinals” sign on the billboard located on the west side of the village was installed by the Triad Booster Club.