Muncie organizations host July 4 events

<p>Minnetrista is hosting its annual fireworks show as COVID-19 cases continue to drop. The event will feature food trucks that will be available until the end of the fireworks show. <strong>Reagan Allen, DN File</strong></p>

Minnetrista is hosting its annual fireworks show as COVID-19 cases continue to drop. The event will feature food trucks that will be available until the end of the fireworks show. Reagan Allen, DN File

With July 4 just around the corner, Muncie organizations are getting ready to celebrate the holiday.

Here’s two family-friendly fireworks shows planned to celebrate Independence Day:

Minnetrista Fireworks

Minnetrista’s campus will be open throughout the day July 4, and will have fireworks Sunday night. Katy Maggart, Minnetrista communications manager, said the campus is trying to get food trucks for the day, and will be hosting WLBC’s “Set the Night to Music” fireworks show.

Maggart said the food trucks will be available after 6 p.m. until the end of the fireworks show, and Minnetrista’s Center Building will be open for restrooms.

“It feels great to be doing what we’re here to do — which is to serve our community,” Maggart said in an email. “We have been thoughtful about safety measures and are excited to provide events and programs for our community to enjoy.”

Face masks are encouraged, but not required outdoors, along with social distancing. Masks are required inside the Center Building for people older than 8 years old.

Muncie Central Fireworks

The Muncie Downtown Development Partnership (MDDP) is hosting fireworks at the Muncie Central High School levee July 4 at 10 p.m.

Cheryl Crowder, MDDP events director, said the fireworks are a community tradition and she is anticipating “a couple thousand” people attending at the levee, but believes there will be more farther away.

“It’s a great central location and adaptable for shooting off fireworks, and easy to separate from the other people watching,” Crowder said.

Event staff suggest all attendees follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines — wear a mask if not vaccinated, social distance and stay home if feeling sick.

Attendees are also encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets.

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