“It was a difficult decision to make,” reads part of the statement from the popular fast food restaurant in Scotia’s Collins Park.
Originally scheduled for June 30, the show was postponed until July 22 because of anticipated storms.
The statement cited not wanting to exclude its ski team, scheduling conflicts with parking and its seasonal employees as reasons to cancel.
Read the full statement below:
“Due to extenuating circumstances we have decided to cancel our fireworks show for the 2017 season. It was a difficult decision to make. We love fireworks, and the huge crowd that joins us to watch them! Our ski team has numerous events and shows scheduled off site in the following weeks, and we don’t want to exclude them from our fireworks festivities. Also, scheduling conflicts with parking availability in Collins Park on the July 22nd date have been brought to our attention. Other groups have time and space reserved, and our event would (hopefully) draw a large crowd that would infringe upon their events. In addition, many members of our crew are college students who will be returning to school before the end of our season. Without their help, we would be unable to serve our customers to the best of our ability. We hope you will continue to support our US waterski show team every Tuesday night at 7pm. Next time you visit, please be sure to pick up a copy of the Freedom Park summer concert schedule, or visit freedomparkscotia.org. Ski shows and concerts are completely free. Thank you to the village of Scotia, and all of the 1st responders, fire dept. , and police dept. for your help keeping our event safe for everyone. We couldn’t do it without you. Please have a safe and happy 4th of July, and a wonderful summer.”