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Cadiz opts to cancel annual fireworks show

CADIZ — The village of Cadiz has decided to cancel its annual fireworks show this year.

Cadiz Village Council made the announcement during its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday evening. The meeting was held via teleconference.

Mayor John Migliore said the village decided to cancel the display this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as financial reasons.

“We have canceled the fireworks this year. That’s going to save (money). I know that the fireworks mean a lot (to residents) on a regular year, but this year, the $8,000 is going to mean a lot to probably save for the village. So I’m happy we’re not going to do it,” he said.

The annual firework display is held around July 4 at Sally Buffalo Park in Cadiz. Migliore said the cost of the display is approximately $8,000.

“We’re not sure what our budget is going to be this year,” Migliore said, adding, “That $8,000 could come in very handy for the village.”

Additionally, the mayor said Blues for a Cure has also been canceled due to the virus.

The free public concert is typically held at the end of June at Sally Buffalo Park.

In other news, Village Administrator Ted Andrzejewski said the municipal building reopened to the public Monday.

“The first four days have gone well,” he said.

All visitors must wear a facial covering prior to entering the building.

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