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NEW CASTLE, Pa.–  A new group of volunteers will relaunch the Fireworks Festival in New Castle next July.

Former festival organizers cancelled the 2017 event because of a lack of a central support agency or committee to plan and manage it.

A new committee based with the Disability Options Network (DON) Services and will take over the tradition of the festival to celebrate New Castle’s status as the fireworks capital of the world.

DON is the third largest employer in Lawrence County.  DON leaders say they are excited to bring the festival back and it also provides a platform to promote their mission by raising awareness to the societal barriers many people with disabilities face on a daily basis.

“The fireworks festival has long been a staple of our city and we are serious about its longevity as a yearly event,”  said Corey S. Kendall, CPA, CGMA of DON Services.  “The Festival is an immense undertaking as more than 25,000 people attend each year.  Community support and involvement is vital for the continued success of the event.”

“It is with YOUR support that they will continue to make this festival one of the top annual attractions in New Castle,” said Janet Falotico, Executive Director of Visit Lawrence County.  “Without your support or in-kind services, it would not be possible.  “It takes a village.”



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