2014 has been a winter of subzero temperatures and record snow fall, so thinking about July the 4th is not on many people’s mind. For the volunteers of Lights Over Morse Lake Committee, the work begins as soon as the last firework is shot off. “ We always have to start working on next year’s show and how we can raise money to pay for the fireworks, it’s something we do all year long,” according to Greg Bowman, chairman of Lights Over Morse Lake. “People think the fireworks are paid with tax money or that the town of Cicero pays for the display, but that’s not true. Cicero does donate to help with program cost, but major funding is from individual donations and business sponsorships.”
The fireworks in Cicero have been an annual display for over 20 years and the biggest event held in Cicero each year. It has been estimated that the fireworks attract thousands to the town of Cicero each July 4th and hundreds watch the fireworks from boats on Morse Lake, with many of those boaters coming from the Harbours in Noblesville. Bowman is hoping that boaters from Noblesville along with Cicero area residents will keep the 2014 fireworks big and bright with their donations.
This year, individuals who donates $25.00 or more will be recognized by having their name listed in the program’s “Land of the Free and Home of the Brave” page. In previous years only business donors were listed in the program. To donate or for more information, contact Greg Bowman 317-984-4745 or go to the website for a donation form at Lightsovermorselake.com. You can donate by cash, check or Pay Pal. Donations need to be made by April 30, to be listed in the 2014 festival’s program booklet.
This year’s festival will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 4-5-6.
Lights Over Morse Lake is always looking for individuals to join the committee and food and craft vendors interested in taking part in the festival’s activities. Lights Over Morse Lake is also looking for local talent to enter “Cicero’s Got Talent Show.” There is a youth division and an adult division. The talent show will be held during the 3 day festival in July with cash prizes awarded in each division.