So this year on Friday, June 7, We Are Milton, a new nonprofit organization, will sponsor the first Milton Music Fest and Fireworks.
Fireworks will explode into the sky from a barge on the Neponset River at the foot of Hutchinson’s Field.
Adams Street on Milton Hill will be closed around 5:30 as the music begins at 6 p.m. A shuttle service will take people from Pierce Middle School and St. Agatha Church to the viewing area. The fireworks are expected to begin sometime after 9:30.
The event is sponsored by the Copeland Family Foundation.
It happens I missed the fireworks last year as my only daughter planned her wedding for the next day. I had worked on the 350th Celebration Committee to make the Big Weekend a fitting tribute for the town. I am thrilled to be able to watch the display this year. Atlas Pyrotechnics of New Hampshire, the company that ran the 2012 display, has been hired to blast light into the sky once again.
Life is very good.
(For updated information about the music and fireworks, see www.miltonnewspaper.com)