The tradition of fireworks and the “Party in the Park” at Lake Park High School West Campus continued again in 2017. According to Mayor Maglio the Party in the Park and the fireworks display were great successes. "The fireworks display and the Party in the Park put on by Mission Church were very well attended and made this an absolutely wonderful, community oriented Independence Day celebration," Mayor Maglio said. "Thanks to all involved to make it such a successful event."
Turkey Trot 5K
At the January 9, 2017, Village Board meeting, Exploding Turkey Trot 5K Race Director Patrick Devitt made a donation of $8,000 to the Village toward the 2017 fireworks display. The donation came from the proceeds of the 3rd Annual Exploding Turkey Trot race, which was held on Thanksgiving morning.
"Not only is the Turkey Trot a wonderful community event, but the proceeds help fund our July fireworks celebration," said then-Mayor Gayle Smolinski. "Patrick saw a need and found a way to help us fill it. It is a great job by all involved!"