Many have seen the beautiful fireworks display at Stars and Stripes on the River, but are unaware of the hard work and family tradition behind it.
For the last 20 years, the Vincent Family has been lighting fireworks for many displays around the area, including the display at Zanes Landing. Stephen Vincent, Pyrotechnician of Record for Friday's show, says a lot of hard work goes into preparing the Fourth of July fireworks.
For the first time ever you will be able to get the best seat for Stars and Stripes on the River.
The Lorena Sternwheeler will be open to the public at Zane's Landing Park...and for 10 dollars you will be allowed to board the boat and watch the fireworks. Seating will begin at 8:30 p.m. Friday.. Kelly Ashby, Vice President of the Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce says seating is limited so boarding will be on a first...
While holiday parties and fireworks can be fun for people, four legged friends aren't so keen on the celebrations.
A local animal expert says that the 4th of July holiday is one of the highest rated weekends for lost pets. The animals aren't used to the loud noises that fireworks make or the large crowds of people and can experience anxiety.
Some pets can be more sensitive then others.
"The thing of it is you never know when your dog might be one that has been fine...
Stars and Stripes on the River continues its annual Fourth of July celebration beginning this Thursday night.
The celebration will kick off with live music and performances by local talent at Zane's Landing Park.
"We've got it starting on July 3rd from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m," said Jaycees President Mike Fulmer. "We're going to have a local band by the name of Carson Drive playing. They're going to take a break around seven o' clock and then we're...
The Village of Somerset hosted its 29th annual Community Celebration on Saturday.
A small group of committee members from the community come together every year to make this event special for the town.
"We started about 8:30 a.m. yesterday morning and we ran until late at night to get ready and well be here today until well after midnight until everything is over. Then well be back tomorrow night to clean everything up," said Celebration Committee Member, Deb Studer....
A father daughter duo will put on the fireworks show for the city of Zanesville on Thursday.
Stephen and Amelia Vincent are licensed pyrotechnicians who are planning two different shows for the holiday.
"I am doing the downtown show for the Zanesville Jaycee's right across the river from the park," said Pyrotechnician, Stephen Vincent. My show is at the Zanesville Country Club tonight," added Pyrotechnician, Amelia Vincent-Lepi. "
The day following the Fourth of July, animal shelters see an influx of lost pets because they get scared of the fireworks and usually take off. If you plan on going to Zane's Landing or any other location to watch the fireworks, it's advised that you keep your pets at home.
"Dogs have a lot better hearing than humans do, so it kind of impacts them more. The noises and it can even be something that you might only hear a little bit but think about that being 10 times greater...
Days of work are about to be put to the test for Stephen Vincent and his daughter, Amelia.
"For every minute of fireworks you see in the air, we have one hour of work and preparation on the ground," said Vincent.
For the last several years, Vincent has been the man behind the scenes of, "Stars & Stripes on the River" at Zane's Landing Park. About 15 years ago, Vincent said he gave a ride to a man doing a local fireworks show, and the rest...
As you enjoy the firework display this year downtown....here is an inside look at what's going on behind the scenes.
The art and science behind a fireworks show is no small task. Pyro Technician and Zanesville Fire Fighter, Stephen Vincent, has been setting off the Stars and Stripes on the River Fireworks in Zanesville for about 15 years. He said, for every minute you see in the air, is about an hour of preparation that took place on the ground. Vincent's interest in fire began as a...
Fourth of July celebrations may be fun for everyone...except your pet.
Animal Shelters throughout the country are accustom to receiving, what they call 'July Fourth Dogs' these are dogs who run off and become lost during firework celebrations. Executive Director Larry Hostetler of the Muskingum County Animal Shelter said loud noises on the Fourth of July can be a very traumatic time for pets and he advises to leave all pets at home.