Milledgeville fireworks celebration back – again
First came the Great Recession, when the annual Milledgeville Fourth of July fireworks celebration was cancelled for several years in a row "due to lack of funding."
Then came the COVID pandemic, which caused the cancellation of the fireworks in 2020 and 2021.
Now, though, the celebration is coming back and is all set for Saturday, July 2 at "dark 30." The celebration is sponsored by Central Georgia Technical College and the city of Milledgeville.
For several decades, the fireworks were always shot off from the mall parking lot. At some point, however, organizers realized that CGTC was hillier and more elevated, thus making for better viewing for a greater part of Milledgeville. Here's a trusty map...
“The City of Milledgeville is excited to bring back this event for the community, and we are thrilled to work with CGTC again on this venture,” stated Melba Hilson-Butts, Chief of Staff, and coordinator for the fireworks event. “With the help of CGTC, we have been able to provide memorable fireworks shows over the last few years, and we anticipate that this year’s show will be a spectacular event as well.”
The city is contracting with Florida-based Zambelli Fireworks, just in case anybody is really really into fireworks and knows who that is.