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PHOTOS: Vince Luecke
Crowd estimates varied from 4,000 to more than 7,000 Saturday as the community of Derby hosted its annual fireworks show. Held since 2005, the show was special this year in that it had new activities and new sponsors. The top-rated fireworks show had been paid for in the past by Dick Parsons. He died last year and the Derby community wanted to see the show continued. Partnering with the Perry County Quality of Life Committee, the group obtained donations from businesses to help cover the cost of fireworks and invited food vendors, breweries and wineries. The Derby Community Center served as the location for the beer and wine garden and live music. Families enjoyed food ranging from barbecue to ice cream. Others brought their own coolers. Organizers plan to bring the celebration back next year and will add portable restrooms and make other small changes to accommodate the crowd. The event tied into the growing Pick Perry promotion that is reinforcing the county as a great place to play, work and raise a family. Fireworks were set off on the Kentucky shore and hundreds of people gathered there to watch the show.
Thousands drawn to Derby fireworks