First-ever 4th of July Flint Township fireworks display planned

FLINT TWP. — Along with the return of an annual carnival fundraiser, after a one-year hiatus, the township is planning its first fireworks display.

Flint Township Community Days, to benefit the Flint Township Hero’s Plaza Fund in partnership with Genesee Valley Center shopping mall will be held on June 20-July 1, township Supervisor Karyn Miller announced at a recent township board meeting.

“For the first time in Flint Township history, fireworks will light up the sky in celebration of of our country’s birth,’’ Miller said in reference to the planned June 29 fireworks show or June 30 rain date.

The 12-day celebration will include carnival rides, games, food and fun for whole family, Miller said.

Anyone interested in sponsoring the event should contact Tracey Tucker, economic development director and plaza fund coordinator, at 810-600-3234.

The carnival will be set up, as usual, in the mall parking lot but the fireworks will be staged from behind businesses on the west side of Linden Road, Tucker said.

More details will be announced later when the carnival providers help with marketing the event, Miller said. A notice will be posted on the township’s website.

Last year’s festival event, scheduled in August, was canceled due to difficulties with the carnival company but a new one has been chosen, Tucker said.

The annual festival is the primary fundraiser for the township’s Heroes Plaza that will recognize those who served honorably in the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Michigan National Guard and Flint Township police and fire departments. It will be located in the Flint Township Park off Norko Drive.

A drawing of the proposed plaza is posted on the township’s website along with donation forms.

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