Man Shuts Down Local Fireworks Display
Residents of Oak Grove, Andover, Cedar, and other surrounding
northern communities look forward to the St Patrick's Country Fest each
year. It is a good way for the community to show support for St Pat's
and enjoy some wholesome family fun.
After a day of playing games, eating fair food, and checking out the
classic cars, the festival is topped off by a fireworks display that
normally delights the attendees. This year was different however.
An Area Man shut down the fireworks show just as it was getting
underway. Donning a Fire Chief Helmet, Self Appointed Fire Chief Dave
O'Brien stormed the fireworks staging area and declared conditions
"unsuitable" for a fire works display.
"I though is was a joke" asid Jim Holdinger, fireworks safety supervisor
for Holdinger Displays. "This guy in a plastic kids fire hat marches up
and starts raving how it is too windy and he was shutting us down. I
started to laugh, but then I saw he was serious."
O'Brien defended his position saying "That place was a tinder box, one
spark and she goes up like pile of gasoline soaked straw".