Chateau Elan fireworks show still on for Fourth
BY PATRICIA JOHNSTON
Wilted leaves on the family’s tomato plants, dusty unwashed cars and a statewide day of prayer for farmers are just a few signs of the harsh weather conditions in Georgia recently.
Now the drought threatens to extinguish one of the most anticipated events of the summer Independence Day fireworks.
Drought conditions and wildfires in Georgia are prompting fire departments to utilize extreme care in approving firework sites this holiday, including the planned celebration at Chateau Elan.
Chateau Elan is working in conjunction with the Barrow County Fire Department in accordance with state guidelines.
Recent rain is not enough to guarantee that the show will go on. The Barrow County Fire Department will inspect the site for safety as late as July 2 to determine if the event is cancelled.
The event planners are optimistic the event will go on as scheduled, but, just in case, those planning to attend are advised to check the Chateau Elan website (www.chateauelanatlanta.com) the day of the event for possible notice of cancellation.
Last year, between four and five thousand people were in attendance, according to Chateau Elan’s public relations director Larry Mayran. The show will begin at dusk on July 4 on the lawn of the winery and will last half an hour. Visitors are welcome to bring blankets and picnic baskets.
Posted June 27, 2007.