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Halifax Mayor John White announced today the town’s annual Independence Day fireworks show will be postponed until 2021.

In a statement White said, “As many people in Halifax County and the surrounding area are aware, the town of Halifax has a very deep, proud history associated with the independence of the United States, and also the origins of the state of North Carolina.”

For approximately 50 years, the town in association with Halifax Fire and Rescue and the former Halifax Lions Club have sponsored the annual event.

In-kind assistance from local businesses and Halifax County local government and many other organizations also helped make the event what White described as “the area's biggest and best fireworks show. This has been a major event that many people throughout the area look forward to annually.”

However, after much discussion, the town of Halifax and Halifax Fire and Rescue, “have made the extremely difficult decision to postpone this year's festivities until 2021. With all the uncertainty surrounding the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and how mass gatherings were to be handled, we simply did not have enough time to properly plan our event this year. We fully plan to return next year with our biggest and best show ever, and hope that our many loyal attendees will understand, and support, this decision.” 

Said White: “This was a decision the town truly hated to make, but in analyzing our situation, it was the only prudent decision to make.”