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WNZR to Provide Fireworks Viewing Party for Mount Vernon's Fireworks Display

ArtworkJuly 3, 2013

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio --WNZR 90.9 FM will host a fireworks viewing party on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. The party will be held near the Morrison Facilities Services building on the northeast end of Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 800 Martinsburg Road, Mount Vernon. Families are invited to a night of fun as we celebrate independence with the Mount Vernon fireworks display.


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WNZR's Fireworks Viewing Party starts at 8 p.m. with music, outdoor games and concessions provided by WNZR staff members and Ohio Farm Direct. WNZR's Liberty Games will be held at 9 p.m. Twenty families will get the chance to participate in a game that involves 3 rounds that will test their luck, skill and intelligence. The winner will receive "The Roar & Explore" Prize Package courtesy of Experience Columbus, valued at over $375.00!

The Roar & Explore package includes:

WNZR will also provide a patriotic mix of music to complement the fireworks display, which will be presented over Memorial Park at approximately 10:00 p.m. The approximately 20-minute soundtrack will include a mix of patriotic and popular music, blended with special thoughts and prayers in a salute to our American troops. Residents and visitors are encouraged to bring their portable radios or tune their car radios to 90.9 FM to add to their fireworks enjoyment.

WNZR will also host a NEW Kid's Zone this year by providing a fun, safe play area for young children. The Dream Catchers 4H Club will have a Bounce House for donations. The Heritage Centre Association will be on site selling rubber duck entry packets for the upcoming Rubber Duck River Race, which will be held at September's First Friday. Operation Christmas Child will also be on site passing out information on the Shoebox Ministry. Attendees are reminded to enter using the main campus entrance off of Martinsburg Road, as Cougar Drive will be closed for the fireworks display. MVNU is a tobacco and alcohol-free campus.

Mount Vernon Fire Chief, Chris Menapace, reminds the public that consumer fireworks are prohibited in the state of Ohio and will not be permitted on the MVNU facilities. Consumer fireworks (1.4G fireworks) include flame lanterns, shells and mortars; multiple tube devices; roman candles; sky rockets; helicopters, bottle rockets and firecrackers with up to 50 milligrams of powder.

WNZR 90.9 FM is celebrating 26 years as Knox County's hometown Christian radio station. WNZR has been a broadcast ministry of Mount Vernon Nazarene University since October, 1986. For more information about station events, visit WNZR or contact (740) 392-9090.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students and working adults. With a 400-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several convenient Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,500 students from 32 states and six countries/U.S. territories.

 
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