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June 25, 2010

Fireworks back on at the lake

June 25, 2010 —    Fireworks at the lake are back. Everyone is invited to gather at the Cave Run Lake Dam to watch the firework display Saturday, July 3. Plus, for those sticking around town, the Morehead Tourism Commission has many activities in store to commemorate the Independence Day celebration. There will also be fireworks on Sunday, July 4 at Wal-Mart.

    Folks in the Morehead area will enjoy many activities July 2-4.

    “On Saturday night, people can park at the spillway area,” said Morehead Tourism Executive Director Terri Alderman. “There is free parking. They can park at the Tailwater and Stony Cove recreation areas.

    “Ben Caudill from Kentucky Bank approached the Tourism Commission several months ago about having the fireworks again at the lake,” Alderman said. “We used to have them on a regular basis. A few years ago whenever we built the conference center and we had some cutbacks we had to cut out one of the fireworks shows. So we had to cut out the Cave Run Lake show and continued with the city show. We had a lot of people who were disappointed because there were a lot of people who came to the Cave Run Lake show.”

     Caudill worked with Steve Marcus, a pilot for PHI Air Medical at St. Claire Regional and a licensed operator of pyrotechnics, to bring the fireworks show back. The two men raised money and support to put the Cave Run Show on, she said.

    “The Tourism Commission is helping to fund it also,” she said. “We do have a lot of people who are donating money to help with the Cave Run show. Steve has donated all of his time. His company is coming and doing this free of charge. They have been working on this extremely hard to put this show on.”

    The show will begin at dusk around 9:45 p.m. and will last 20 to 30 minutes. There will be a special feature added to the Cave Run Lake fireworks show, Alderman said.

    “The show will be computerized basically,” she said. “People will be able to tune their radios to WIVY and listen to music that will be in sync with the fireworks.”

    On Sunday night the regular fireworks show will be across from Wal-Mart, she said.

    Other activities include concerts on First Street.

    “We have events going on all weekend,” Alderman said. “Starting on the second we have our Sundown Concert that is free to the public and is at the Moonlight Stage. We have two groups performing. We have Lisa & Glen Ginn who are a local group from Morehead and then we have Tanita Gaines. She is an R&B singer from Louisville. She came last year and put on an excellent show. She does a lot of cover songs from artists like Aretha Franklin.”

    The following businesses made donations for the Fourth of July events:

    *Morehead Tourism Commission

    *Kentucky Bank

    *The Citizen’s Bank

    *Whitaker Bank

    *US Bank

    *First Federal Savings & Loan

    *Ballard Cassidy

    *Cave Run Storage

    *Rowan County Fiscal Court

    *Morehead State University

    *St. Claire Regional Medical Center

    *Cave Run Marina


    *American Business Systems

    *Cave Run Lake BP

    *Harold White Lumber

    *Northcutt and Son Home for Funerals

    *Big 4 Lumber

    *Major Brands


    *Dairy Queen

    *Lundy’s Catering

    *Larry Fannin Chevrolet & Ford

    *Comfort Inn

    For more information, contact the Morehead Tourism Commission at 780-4342.

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