"Lewisboro Spectacular" Fireworks Display Dazzles

Light sprinkles Saturday evening couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the large crowd gathered for Lewisboro’s 13th Annual Fireworks Spectacular, hosted by the Town of Lewisboro and held at Onatru Farm Park in South Salem.

“We are so grateful to our sponsors and donors who made tonight’s event possible,” said Dana Mayclim, the town’s superintendent of parks and recreation. “We seek to make this spectacular the best that it can be each year, and we’re incredibly thankful that our entire community pulled together once again to the benefit of everyone’s enjoyment.”

The festivities to kick off the Fourth of July holiday began at 7 p.m. and included kids games, as well as lively family entertainment provided by Annie and The Natural Wonder Band. Lewisboro teacher and resident Matt Rocchio, also took the stage with his band, Someone and the Others. Town Councilman Peter DeLucia didn’t seem bothered by the rain in the least; he spent much of his time in the dunking tank.

There was even a visit from Uncle Sam himself, who was more than happy to pose for photos with attendees.

The field quickly became one big community quilt of picnic blankets, while the Lewisboro Lions got busy cooking up an endless supply of burgers and hot dogs, and providing tattoos and silly string for the kids.

“The Fourth of July celebration at Onatru is one of our biggest fundraising events of the year,” said Darryl Caprio, newly appointed president of the Lewisboro Lions. “What we do here in Lewisboro is help the sight impaired in our area, as well as provide support for town functions, such as roadside cleanup and beautification projects. This event helps us accomplish our goals. It’s a great family affair—the kids have a great time, we have a great time, and we like to give back to the community in this way.”

Mark Brennan of Cross River was there with his young daughters, Ashleigh and Grace, proudly and prominently displaying an American flag at the center of the field. “When I first moved to this town, one of my very good friends said that if there’s one reason to live in Lewisboro, it’s the fireworks. We’ve been coming here for six years and it is an absolute pleasure to be here and an absolutely spectacular event." His daughter, Grace, quickly added, “I love the fireworks and hanging with my friends.”

Lewisboro Town Supervisor Charles Duffy was also on hand, greeting residents as they entered.

“People come here, they have a great meal, they share time with friends and enjoy a wonderful fireworks display,” Duffy said. “It’s the most attended event in town, and when you leave, you feel the sense of Lewisboro.”

The event culminated in a "spectacular" fireworks display that got underway at 9:15 p.m. and lived up to its promise, eliciting a chorus of “oohs” and “aahs,” followed by applause as perfectly timed explosions lit up the sky.

The Daily Westchester, which includes The Daily Lewisboro and The Daily Pound Ridge, was among the 40 proud sponsors of the spectacular this year. The presence of Uncle Sam reminded everyone of the true meaning of Independence Day, and why we come together as a community to celebrate our nation’s freedom with a bang.

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