OC approves request for wedding night fireworks

August 03, 2011|By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman | The Baltimore Sun

Everyone hopes for fireworks on their wedding night. For some, the bedroom is the place, but for others, the beach - in front of 150 spectators - will have to do.

The Ocean City Town Council has approved a request submitted by Marissa Bowers, of Sparks, to host a seven-minute aerial fireworks display at 109th Street on the beach in a wedding celebration on Sept. 24.

According to the event request form, the fireworks will be 210 feet from the dunes and could span roughly an entire ocean block. The wedding is being coordinated by the Golden Sands Club Condominiums event planner.

The Ocean City Fire Marshal's office says the display will cost $1,500 to monitor. The town's expenses would be reimbursed by Bowers. In addition, up to $1 million in insurance must be provided for display by the operator. The FAA must sign off on the request and at least three experienced personnel must be present, including at least one state licensed pyrotechnician. Based on the request, the display would appear to be a Zambelli Fireworks production.

In the event of high winds or rains, the fireworks would be cancelled.

But I'm sure the love would go on.






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