We'll, here you go.  We can celebrate the country's birthday in Greenville!

With the COVID-19 pandemic prompting officials to cancel graduation ceremonies, fairs, festivals and celebrations across the state, it's encouraging to see that the town of Greenville will be shooting off fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July.

With safety precautions in place, fireworks will happen at a change of venue this year, the Greenville Municipal Airport, on Saturday night, July 4th, at 9 p.m.

Town officials decided on this year's location to provide better visibility and to observe social distancing.  Normally the fireworks are shot off over the East Cove area of Moosehead Lake.

In Bangor, the Fourth of July festivities have been postponed until this Labor Day weekend.  And officials in Bar Harbor just recently cancelled the July 4th fireworks display there in an effort to reduce the tax burden of those that live there.

It's pretty cool that the "show will go on" and America's birthday will be celebrated with a giant fireworks display in the heartland of Maine, in a safe way.  We presume that Greenville can expect quite the crowd that night!  If you're planning on traveling the 71 or so miles up route 6 to Greenville that night, please be careful, take it slow and be aware that you're certainly in moose country!

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