Scotia, NY: The Village of Scotia announced that the fireworks display that has traditionally been a part of the village’s Fireworks Event will once again take place. 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 who flock to the village for the event.

Last night the Schenectady County Legislature unanimously passed a resolution to provide financial, public safety, and other assistance needed by the village to ensure the event can proceed as originally planned.

“As soon as we cancelled our annual fireworks display our community partners stepped up in a big way to ensure the show could go on,” said Mayor David Bucciferro. “The invaluable support and assistance pledged by the Schenectady County Legislature along with support from CDTA and SUNY Schenectady to provide free parking and shuttle service to the event has enabled us to move forward with this family-friendly event.”

The Scotia Fireworks Event will take place on June 30th starting at 7:00 p.m. with a ski show featuring the U.S. Water Ski Show Team, then music at Freedom Park from Joe Adee and the LugNuts starting at 8:00 p.m., and end with a fireworks display sponsored by Jumpin’ Jacks Drive-In at dark.

“Families throughout the county have been coming to Scotia’s Fireworks event for years,” said Schenectady County Legislator Cathy Gatta. “The Legislature has pledged to provide financial and resource support to make sure this important tradition can continue. Working together we can create a memorable and safe experience for everyone.”

“We’d like to thank the Schenectady County Legislature for recognizing how important this event is to our village and the entire community,” said the Board of Trustees. “With their support and the hard work of our dedicated staff we can rest assured that we will have the resources needed to make this a safe and fun event for the entire community to enjoy.”

Additional support has been pledged by the Schenectady County Sheriff’s Office, the Town of Glenville, and other neighboring municipalities.