| I have had the pleasure of enjoying the 4th of July holiday for about 27 years now on Chautauqua Lake. The fireworks displays are fabulous and no matter where you look there are beautiful displays in the evening sky. Nothing however compares with the spectacular lighting of the lake with flares - it is truly an incredible sight to behold!! |
One thing that I have noticed on the 4th in the last year or two, though, is that folks do not seem to know what time to set off their flares. As long as I can remember the flares have been lit at 10 p.m. - everybody in unison with their neighbors. It makes for such a marvelous sight to see! In the last few years though, people have been lighting flares as early as 9 p.m. - and at all different times so that the full effect is not reached. The object is to have all the flares lit all around the lake at the same time - 10 p.m.
Folks on the lake - PLEASE wait until 10 p.m. this year. The holiday falls on a weekend, so the lake will be jammed packed with partyers, lots of fireworks wherever you are and more fun that you can imagine. Let's ALL wait till 10 p.m. for flare lighting so we can ALL enjoy the sight that has been a tradition for so many years in Chautauqua.
It will be well worth the wait - Believe me!!
Thanks - and hey..... Y'all be safe out there and enjoy this time with friends & family!!!