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Rescheduled fireworks show canceled

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The rescheduled Fourth of July fireworks show in Quincy has officially been canceled due to safety concerns associated with COVID-19.

Organizers initially rescheduled the annual program for Labor Day weekend, Sunday, September 6.

But they say as the COVID-19 cases continue to spike in Adams County, it's not safe for the large group gathering that could put the community at risk.

"The concern is there about large gatherings and things like that. So, we decided that perhaps this year is just not a good year to do that kind of thing," said WGEM General Manager Carlos Fernandez, who organizes the fireworks show.

"Our main concern is the safety of people. You know it's quite simple. And also, to follow the guidelines that are sent forth by not only the CDC but the state and the city and stuff like that," Fernandez said.

Organizers hope to pick up the annual firework show next Fourth of July for all residents to enjoy safely.

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Jayda Hill

Jayda Hill is a Multimedia Journalist for WGEM News.

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