PIEDMONT - Don “Duck” Ferguson and Jason Warner, who were instrumental in organizing and implementing the fireworks display at Piedmont's 2016 Fourth of July celebration, gained approval of the town government to continue the tradition again this year.

By Jean Braithwaite
Tribune Correspondent
PIEDMONT - Don “Duck” Ferguson and Jason Warner, who were instrumental in organizing and implementing the fireworks display at Piedmont’s 2016 Fourth of July celebration, gained approval of the town government to continue the tradition again this year.
Both spoke to the council during the regular meeting on Wednesday to give details of the fireworks display scheduled this year for July 15 and to be part of the annual Piedmont Homefest festivities.
Warner said the fireworks display will be purchased from Starfire Corporations, from Carrolltown, Pennsylvania, and start time will be 10 p.m.
The display will take place on the hill above Piedmont, known as 1 Filter Plant Road, and in case of rain or excessive high winds, a new date for the fireworks display will be announced at a later date.
Piedmont commissioner Susie Clark, who serves as the chair of Homefest, also received permission from the council members to have several streets blocked off to hold the truck pull, an activity that has been part of Homefest for many years.
She also is “encouraging vendors to be part of Homefest,” and they should contact her for details.
In another item of business, Clark asked the council to give the go ahead for another truck pull, and this time the event will be sponsored by the Piedmont Fire Company.
The approved motion will allow the local fire company to undertake this benefit activity, on Saturday, Aug. 19, along the area of Second Street.