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Crowds Have a Blast at Lake Glenville Fireworks

Cheers erupted along the shorelines after the finale of the 2020 Lake Glenville Fireworks show on July 3.

Friends of Lake Glenville has sponsored the show for the past 23 years and FLG Vice President and Board Member Marianne Smith said it a tradition that people look forward to each year.

“The turnout for the fireworks this year was probably better than in previous years, but we’ve always had a great response to them,” said Smith. “We generally schedule our fireworks a day or two before Cashiers’, so that we don’t compete with each other for audience, but of course Cashiers’ display was cancelled this year. We estimate over 200 boats were assembled on the lake and several hundred people along the roadway (NC 107) and many more from their own homes.”

After municipalities throughout the state cancelled their Independence Day celebrations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers of Lake Glenville’s firework show felt the event could be held safely given the locale.

“Our situation is very unique and ideal since people are far apart in their boats, cars, or homes; unlike most fireworks where people gather on a lawn or in bleachers,” said Smith. “We are proud to have been able to provide this respite and hope it lifted the spirits of our locals and visitors alike.”

Given the parameters of the venue and the opportunity for attendees to adhere to social distancing guidelines, organizers were confident the show could be held safely.

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Photo courtesy of Video below shot from The Pointe and provided courtesy of Kristy McCall