Fireworks Future Literally Up In The Air

The Mathews Fireworks Committee is preparing for their annual July 4th Celebration and Fireworks Show at Mathews High School. Featuring entertainment by Rip Tide and concessions by the Piankatank Ruritan Club, the event promises fun for all. However, the future of the fireworks show remains uncertain. Organizers warn that this could be the last year unless Mathews County steps up with future funding. Despite decades of dedicated fundraising efforts, the committee is drained and seeks relief from the year-round commitment. With concerns about funding, the fate of the cherished tradition hangs in the balance.