After the city decided to go dark this year for Fourth of July fireworks at the Naples Pier, Collier County officials stepped in to light up the Fourth with a pyrotechnics show planned at Paradise Coast Sports Complex.
“I’m proud that the county pivoted quickly and stepped forward after the city’s decision. The county is working very hard to still celebrate Independence Day,” said Commission Chair Rick LoCastro. County staff worked on the logistics this past week to present the holiday show for the first time at the new sports complex, 3940 City Gate Blvd. N., LoCastro said.
County Commissioner Bill McDaniel said the parks and recreation departments from both the county and the city initially had worked it out for joint holiday fireworks displays with the city hosting the Fourth of July show and the county handling the New Year’s Eve display, but the city surprised the county June 7 when it decided to cancel fireworks on the Fourth. “The city took a right turn,” McDaniel said.
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