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Port Royal’s fireworks ‘do-over’ set for Labor Day weekend

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By Mike McCombs

Port Royal’s fireworks “do-over” is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3 at The Sands in Port Royal.

After a disappointing July 4 fireworks display, Town of Port Royal Mayor Joe DeVito promised a make-up show sometime in the fall. DeVito was true to his word, and spectators won’t have to wait until the fall.

“On July 5, I did a video talking about what happened the night before with our fireworks show,” DeVito said in a video released Sunday. “One of the things I said in that video was, ‘We’ll be back.’ Well, I’m here today to tell you, were coming back.”

The town’s traditional July 4 fireworks display almost never got off the ground. The show started an hour and a half late and was extremely abbreviated.

According to DeVito, at the time, a wiring issue was to blame.

“It was not what we all anticipated, it was not what we all expected to happen,” DeVito said the next day. “But it was the best that we could offer in a situation that was outside our control.”

DeVito said the fireworks contractor had agreed to return at a later date and put on a complete show. That later date is now set for Sept. 3.

“We hope that you can come back out and enjoy this event,” DeVito said, “and we look forward to seeing everybody.”

Mike McCombs is the editor of 

The Island News and can be reached at TheIslandNews@gmail.com.

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