Fireworks at Rocky Fork Lake over the weekend drew as many as 5,000 people to the water for an evening of summer fun.
Diane Uhl, president of the Rocky Fork Community Alliance, said the annual Poppin’ & Rockin’ at the Lake event on Saturday was “a blast.”
“Everything went well,” Uhl said. “It was very hot, of course, but a great day to be at the beach.”
The show began with a flag raising ceremony conducted by the Highland County Veterans Honor Guard. 3G Karate put on a martial arts demonstration early in the evening, RFCA volunteers served free food, and Joe Mahan provided deejay music.
“We had a six-foot beach ball that we played around with for a while,” Uhl said.
Uhl said Rand’s Gourmet Cart, Kona Ice and Walker’s Farm to Fork provided other food offerings.
Uhl thanked the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for posting extra officers, setting up and helping clean after the event.
“We have to thank all the volunteers and everybody who helped get ready for it,” Uhl said. “Thanks to everyone for coming out and enjoying the evening.”
For photos and video of the event, and news on other alliance events, visit the RFCA’s Facebook page at facebook.com/RockyForkCommunityAlliance.
Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks provided the pyrotechnics Saturday, and will do so again Tuesday evening in Hillsboro for a fireworks display beginning around dusk at the Highland County Fairgrounds.
This will be the third year for fireworks in Hillsboro after a previous nine-year absence.
The fireworks will be set off from the tractor pull area at the fairgrounds. The parking area across Fairground Road from the tractor pull area will be a prime location to view the fireworks. Local 4-H members will sell popcorn there as a fundraiser before the fireworks.
The show is sponsored by the Lewis Financial Group with assistance from the Highland County Fair Board and other local sponsors.
Reach David Wright at 937-402-2570, or on Twitter @DavidWrighter.