Fireworks show back on at Jumpin’ Jack’s in Scotia
The show must go on in Scotia. After cancelling the annual fireworks display at Jumpin’ Jack’s, the village now says the sky will light up after all.
The event is back on thanks to some help from the county.
“It would have put a dent in everybody’s day or season for the start for the summer,” said Bryan “The Brick” Abraham. “This definitely would work out for the best for the whole community.”
The village says the fireworks were previously cancelled by the mayor and board of trustees due to concerns about not having enough resources to safely host the thousands of visitors.
The Schenectady County Legislature passed a resolution Tuesday night to provide financial, public safety, and other assistance needed.
“When this news came about we were able to work with the county and the town, it was a burden off all the shoulders of the board of trustees and myself,” said Scotia Mayor David Bucciferro. “We’re looking very much forward to the event. We thank Jumpin’ Jack’s for all they’ve done over the years and continue to do.”
The Jumpin’ Jack’s lot will close after lunch. CDTA and SUNY Schenectady will provide free parking and shuttle service.
“We love seeing the community come out. We love putting on a big party and my crew gets excited. We’re excited for it every year. Everybody gets amped up. The crowd shows up and we’ve got red white and blue on and everyone’s excited. A lot of excitement builds for that day,” said Jumpin’ Jack’s owner Mark Lansing.
The ski show, concert, and fireworks are scheduled for June 30.