The Starke County Commissioners will discuss the burn ban during their regular meeting this morning at 9 a.m. The current ban expires today.
Despite the ban, the county’s fireworks celebration will proceed as scheduled. Starke County Commissioner Kathy Norem confirmed that the event will be held at the Starke County Airport on Wednesday, July 4, regardless of the status of the ban.
The Starke County Fireworks Committee has worked hard to raise money toward the event to help defray costs. Several vendors will be on hand with food and other items for sale, the Starke County Amateur Radio Club is offering demonstrations along with a remote control plane club, and the fireworks celebration will begin at dusk. The Fireworks Committee encourages attendees to arrive early and enjoy the entertainment before the show.
Knox-Center Township Fire Chief Kenny Pfost added that the fire department will be at the fireworks celebration as they are every year. He said the firefighters will make sure that launch site is sufficiently watered prior and during the show, and they will also water the areas where firework remnants may land to deter the ignition of any fires.