Easton Celebrates 175th with Town Party and Fireworks.—Tomas Koeck Archive Photo

The Easton Volunteer Emergency Medical Service invites the community to a dazzling fireworks display to celebrate its 75th anniversary.

The show will take place on Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Morehouse Fields on the campus of Samuel Staples Elementary School, 515 Morehouse Road, Easton, Conn. Proceeds will go toward a new building to replace the service’s aging and outdated facility.

Gates will open at 5 p.m., and the fireworks show will begin at nightfall. Food trucks, including Skinny Pines Pizza Truck, will be on site starting at 5 p.m. Patrons may also bring their own food and have a picnic. Restrooms will be available.

The cost is $40 per car. Tickets may be purchased in advance online or at the gate (exact change only). No walk-ins. Masks will be mandatory for unvaccinated people. Rain date is Saturday, Sept. 25.

Last year’s show, to celebrate Easton’s 175th anniversary, had to be reimagined from a more traditional fireworks show to assure social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic. Last year’s show used a drive-in format that allowed onlookers to enjoy the beautiful presentation from the comfort and safety of their vehicles.

The pandemic continues, but the availability of vaccines to people 12 and over allows more opportunities for social gatherings, particularly outdoors.

For more information, visit the EVEMS website.

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By Nancy Doniger

Nancy Doniger worked as a journalist for three decades and was a founding editor of the nonprofit Easton Courier in partnership with the School of Communications, Media & the Arts at Sacred Heart University (SHU). She served two years as executive member and is now a contributing editing of the Easton Courier. She was a former managing editor of Hometown Publications and Hersam Acorn Newspapers covering Connecticut's Fairfield and New Haven counties. She was a correspondent for the Connecticut section of The New York Times from 1995 until the section was discontinued in 2006. Over the years she edited The Easton Courier, The Monroe Courier, The Bridgeport News and other community newspapers. She taught news editing as an adjunct professor at SHU and served as coordinator and member of the Community Assets Network for the Easton, Redding and Region 9 schools. She was a member of the Newtown Community Center Commission, member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), board member of the New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA), and past president and board member of the Barnard Club of Connecticut. She has won awards for her writing from SPJ and NENPA.