EMS to Mark 75th Anniversary with Fireworks Show

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 Proceeds will go toward a new building to replace the service’s aging and outdated facility.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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