Although all other activities associated with the annual Celebration of our Nation in Wellston were canceled this year due to the COVID-19 situation, there will be a fireworks display, which will start sometime after 9:45 p.m.

In hopes of making the fireworks experience as safe as possible for the spectators, Wellston Main Street President Charlie Hudson issued the following public statement regarding safety-related precautions and guidelines:

“As we move towards the 4th of July Fireworks display we strongly encourage folks to follow social distancing guidelines, wear masks when in close proximity to people outside your family circle, no more than 10 in a group and watch from your home if possible.

“There are spots to park and watch that will allow viewing from a car. If you come to these spots please park a car width apart and keep your group clustered around your car. The spots -- Frick/Gallagher lot across from Piggly Wiggly, from 11th Street behind the football field, Bundy School lot.

“We want this to be an uplifting experience and as we move forward on the recovery from the pandemic, we are counting on you to do your part to keep others safe.”

Main Street is conducting this year’s fireworks display in partnership with the Adams Publishing Group (APG), which publishes The Courier, which serves Vinton and Jackson counties. Community sponsors of the fireworks display are: Peoples Bank, Mark Porter Ford of Jackson, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post of Wellston, Justin Skaggs for Jackson County Probate-Juvenile Judge, and Frazier Farms.

Tripwire Pyrotechnics will put on the show as they have in the past few years. Wellston native Garrett Pugh is the chief technician. Total Media (The Radio) will simulcast the music when the fireworks are fired.