WALLINGFORD – The committee overseeing the town’s 350th Jubilee celebration is looking for the public’s input on the best place to view next year’s jubilee fireworks display.
A fireworks test will launch Wednesday night from Lufbery Park between 8:30 and 9 p.m. The fireworks will go off the same day and place they are scheduled to go off next year as part of the eight-day long 350th celebration of the town’s founding.
The fireworks test will consist of five to six shells launched at varying heights. People in the area are encouraged to watch and use their phone to record video and audio of the mini show. Lufbery Park has not been used before for town firework displays.
The clips can be emailed to the committee or uploaded to the jubilee Facebook page for review. The committee will review the footage and use it to continue planning the jubilee.
“We have to make sure everyone can see it,” said Christine Mansfield, co-chairperson of the Jubilee Committee.
Mansfield said the committee will also be assessing traffic patterns and safety aspects before the display next year.
“We’re looking to do a logistical testing with the police department, emergency response teams and the committee,” Mansfield said. “We’re testing scenarios.”
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