Coshocton Airport Amphitheater announces fireworks at the airport

| March 25, 2015

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton Airport Amphitheater announced plans are underway to hold a 4th of July Fireworks show at the Richard Downing Airport in Coshocton.

“When we learned of the Towne Center Associations dissolving, and that the 4th of July Fireworks had traditionally been organized by the TCA, we realized we had an opportunity to showcase the facilities of the Coshocton Airport Amphitheater and our local airport. The grounds of the airport provide an optimal viewing experience for both ground and airborne fireworks, and holding a live concert prior to the fireworks.” said Shane Pyle, executive board member of the airport amphitheater.

This year, entertainment will be provided by the Parrots of the Caribbean band, a Jimmy Buffet cover group. Discussions are also ongoing to have the Coshocton Community Band play patriotic music as an opening act. Local food vendors are encouraged to contact the amphitheater board to provide food during the event, and a beer garden will be set up near the concert area.

The Coshocton Airport Amphitheater has already been collecting donations toward the goal of $25,000 to cover the costs of the fireworks and entertainment. Profits from the event will be split between the Coshocton Airport Amphitheater and the Wounded Warriors project. There will be no cost for admission to the grounds, but donations will be accepted in Wounded Warrior buckets throughout the facility.

“I felt it was very important that, on a day we celebrate our freedoms, we honor those brave service men and women who sacrificed their physical and mental health preserving those freedoms.” Pyle said.

The fireworks will begin at dusk on Saturday, the 4th of July, at approximately 9:15 p.m. Lt. Dean Hettinger will be coordinating the fireworks, and is very excited about the new venue. The slope between the runway and taxiway will give the audience a unique viewing of the groundworks display and allow more attendees to see them unobstructed. Due to the elevation of the airport in general, airborne fireworks will be visible from quite a distance away. The fireworks will be synchronized to music and should be exciting for audience members of all ages.

Donations are being accepted on the amphitheater’s GoFundMe website; , and also can be mailed to the amphitheater at P.O. Box 141, Coshocton, OH 43812. Those businesses who would like to sponsor either the fireworks or entertainment can contact Shane Pyle at 740-622-3110 or visit him at his office at 524 Main St. Sponsors will have areas available to them to display banners and merchandise on the airport grounds and interact with visitors.

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