Avon upping safety, expecting thousands for fireworks tonight

By John LaConte

AVON — The favorite park of a thousand locals becomes the favorite park of about 18,000 more people Sunday as the Salute to the USA returns to Nottingham Lake. Town manager Virginia Egger said 19,000 people attended last year’s festivities, and the town is expecting just as many folks to come out and enjoy one of the largest fireworks displays in the Rocky Mountains again this year. Last year was especially memorable as the show was cut short early when a few rogue blasts made their way into the crowd. Nine individuals were evaluated, treated and released by medical personnel …

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