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July 10, 2014

Fireworks and Independence Day celebrations go hand in hand. Public firework displays are a much loved tradition in Morgan, but government officials ask that you use common sense and courtesy when conducting backyard displays.
Morgan City and Morgan County have adopted the Utah code when it comes to private firework displays. According to Utah code 5-4-5, “It is unlawful to discharge fireworks in such a manner that the fireworks project over or onto the property of another person without the consent of the person owning or controlling such property.”
This makes it difficult to let off fireworks in smaller subdivisions.  With the removal of some height restrictions, even legal fireworks can end up in someone else’s yard, or worse, on their home.  Local officials are asking residents to consult their neighbors before the launching of private firework displays to prevent any discord.
If you happen to see any violations of the above provisions, please go through the proper authorities for enforcement of this code.  Enforcement of this code is handled by your local fire chief or police department.  Residents must be willing to make an official statement in order for the ordinance to be properly enforced.
Fireworks may only be discharged three days before the holiday, on the holiday and three days after, so your window for Independence Day fireworks has passed.  This information will however, apply to Pioneer Day celebrations.

Fireworks and Independence Day celebrations go hand in hand. Public firework displays are a much loved tradition in Morgan, but government officials ask that you use common sense and courtesy when conducting backyard displays.

June 19, 2014

Every year hundreds of thousands of Americans celebrate Independence Day with a big bang of fireworks.  You can find stands on just about every street corner during the holiday, but where you choose to buy your sparklers and fountains makes a difference to one local family.
Morgan’s neighborhood firework stand is sponsored by Acme Discount Fireworks, but run by Morgan residents Jaime and Gina Grandpre. 
Shopping local helps unite our community. “Knowing that you are supporting your neighbors and friends, gives us all a sense of pride in where we live,” commented Gina. 
In support of shopping local, the family decided to change locations this year.  Instead of being housed in the parking lot of Ridley’s, the firework stand will be located in the lot next to Front Street Gifts and Crossfit Unknown.  This lot is owned by a Utah resident, resulting in a much better deal on the lease of the property, according to the Grandpre family.

Every year hundreds of thousands of Americans celebrate Independence Day with a big bang of fireworks.  You can find stands on just about every street corner during the holiday, but where you choose to buy your sparklers and fountains makes a difference to one local family.

July 8, 2013

The parking lot of the new Family Dollar has been full for the last couple weeks as employees prepared for their Independence Day opening.  

The parking lot of the new Family Dollar has been full for the last couple weeks as employees prepared for their Independence Day opening.  

June 30, 2013
Events announced

In the entertainment venue, summer hits have been largely centered around superheroes.  Locally, we have our own superheroes—those who volunteer countless hours and dollars to serve their community.
Cries of sadness could be heard all over town from the lack of Independence Day festivities.  Becky Shaw heard that call and came to the rescue.  In a single bound she picked up the heavy torch and took on the daunting task of planning an entire Fourth of July celebration in just a few weeks. 
Thankfully, many people stepped up and volunteered to be her sidekicks.  You may have seen someone running around town handing out parade flyers or throwing together last-minute floats.  If you see them without their capes, please assist them with this crazy undertaking.  If you would like to enter a float in the parade, there is still time!

In the entertainment venue, summer hits have been largely centered around superheroes.  Locally, we have our own superheroes—those who volunteer countless hours and dollars to serve their community.

April 20, 2013

The city council approved Councilmember Betz's proposal that the city take responsibility for organizing the Fourth of July celebration in the county.  Betz informed the county that without some action by the city the Fourth of July celebration was in jeopardy.  

The city council approved Councilmember Betz's proposal that the city take responsibility for organizing the Fourth of July celebration in the county.  Betz informed the county that without some action by the city the Fourth of July celebration was in jeopardy.  

July 18, 2012

Every year residents enjoy events put on by their local cities and counties, but not many people truly have a grasp of the magnitude of work that goes into their success.  One shining example of the hard work and dedication of these volunteers is the annual Morgan 4th of July celebration.  

Every year residents enjoy events put on by their local cities and counties, but not many people truly have a grasp of the magnitude of work that goes into their success.  One shining example of the hard work and dedication of these volunteers is the annual Morgan 4th of July celebration.  

July 16, 2012

What’s more American than apple pie? The small town Independence Day celebration! While there were no fireworks to end the night, the celebration really popped!

What’s more American than apple pie? The small town Independence Day celebration! While there were no fireworks to end the night, the celebration really popped!

September 19, 2010

It was a large crowd that gathered to celebrate Independence Day on Saturday, July 3. Everything planned came together perfectly, along with the cooler summer weather, to make for a great day of celebration. 

It was a large crowd that gathered to celebrate Independence Day on Saturday, July 3. Everything planned came together perfectly, along with the cooler summer weather, to make for a great day of celebration.  
The festivities began with the 5-K run sponsored by Morgan High School Cross Country Team as a fundraiser. There were more than 160 participants.