As the Rising Sun Fireworks Event Coordinator, I would like to extend my sincerest thanks and appreciation to everyone who made our 2019 Fireworks a very enjoyable, entertaining, spectacular and safe event:

The Rising Sun Mayor and Mayor’s Assistant, City Council and Clerk Treasurer’s Office (financial backing, payment coordination and port-a-pots); RS Street Department (riverfront prep, barricades, picnic tables, plywood sheeting, trash cans and cleanup); RS Project Manager and City Utilities (electric and water service); RS Police and Fire Departments, Ohio County Sheriff and EMS and Dearborn County Water Rescue (event safety); RS Police and Board of Works (traffic coordination); US Coast Guard, Indiana State Fire Marshall, RS Fire Department and Deno Koumoutsos (permits); OC Port Authority (dock usage/restriction coordination); Dock Leasers, Front Street Residents and Businesses (understanding for need of street, ramp and dock closings); RS Main Street (entertainment booking, golf cart parade and publicity); RSOC Tourism and Local/Regional Media (publicity); RSOC Park Board and RSOC School Corporation (backup location); Bogus Hollow (live music) and Ryan Kendrick (recorded music); RS Lions Club (food and drink service); and Deno Koumoutsos, Annie Adams and their team (fireworks production).

My apologies to anyone I may have inadvertently left out.  While I coordinate and manage the event, it takes the time, effort, cooperation and resources of so many people to make an event like this go smoothly and safely.  Again, my thanks goes out to everyone involved!

Lastly, thanks to all of you who came down to enjoy the best fireworks show in southeast Indiana.  The weather threatened but was a non factor.  It turned out to be a very nice night.   Thanks for the comments, pictures and videos from the fireworks you shared on social media.  Also, we greatly appreciate those who helped keep our riverfront beautiful by depositing their trash in the various containers after the event.

We are looking forward to 2020.  In the meantime, please enjoy the many other wonderful events we have on our riverfront and Main Street the rest of this year and be safe!

Bryce Kendrick- City of Rising Sun