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DABA fireworks July 7 at ELHS

For the seventh year in a row, east Lincoln will be treated to a spectacular display of fireworks and a great evening of fun for the whole family.
The Denver Area Business Association (DABA) Fireworks Festival will take place at East Lincoln High School on Saturday, July 7 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The event has been a big draw in previous years, with an estimated 7,000 to 8,000 people turning out last year.
Committee chairperson Denis Bilodeau hopes people will show up early to make sure they don’t miss out on any of the fun.
“We’d like them to have time to get a nice spot, walk around and eat,” Bilodeau said.
With over 20 food and local merchant vendors, there should be no shortage of things to eat.
There will also be plenty of activities for the kids, including a moon bounce.
Entertainment will also be on the agenda, with power lifting and aerobics exhibitions from LKN Athletics.
Scott Smith of WSGE 91.7 will be there to handle DJ duties. The East Lincoln High School marching band will also be on hand to set a patriotic mood as they play the national anthem just before the fireworks begin.
Music will also play as the fireworks are set off.
“We synchronize the music to the fireworks,” said Bilodeau. “It’s a really nice show.”
The fireworks are set to begin at 9:30 p.m.
Also planned for the event is a raffle drawing slated to occur at 9 p.m., with prizes including a cruise, weekend getaway, fishing trip, gas grill and gas logs. Raffle tickets will be on sale the day of the event.
Admission is free of charge.
Bilodeau is looking forward to the community seeing just how hard DABA has worked to bring this event to the people of east Lincoln.
“DABA does contribute very strongly to the community,” Bilodeau said. “Providing a patriotic, family-oriented event is just one benefit to the Denver area from DABA.”

This year’s fireworks display in east Lincoln’s annual Independence Day celebration promises to be just as loud, colorful and exciting as last year’s event. Each year, attendance grows and is expected to climb even higher this year. LTN Archives

by Allyson Levine

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