Have a blast at Hart Sparks

June 30, 2015

fireworksEnjoy fireworks displays in Pentwater, Silver Lake, Hesperia too
HART — Hart Sparks 2015 organizers are gearing up for another fun-filled downtown event Thursday, July 2, at 7 p.m. to celebrate the Fourth of July.

In addition to the dazzling fireworks display, enjoy music, food, a dunk tank, carnival games, a corn-hole tournament, photo booths, sidewalk chalk, face painting, a chance to meet National Asparagus Queen Courtney Kokx, and much more.

Other fireworks displays in Oceana County include:
– Friday, July 3, at dusk at Charles Mears State Park in Pentwater;
– Saturday, July 4, at dusk over Silver Lake;
– Saturday, July 4, at dusk in downtown Hesperia.

Hart Sparks attendees can take fun and creative photos in front of backdrops with photo props. There are crowns for kids to wear in their photos with the newly-crowned asparagus royalty. Participants are encouraged to upload their photo creations to ‪#‎hartsparks2015‬ and on the Hart Sparks Facebook Page.

Games and festivities take place at the Hart Commons overlooking Hart Lake. This year’s musical talent is the award-winning Grand Rapids bluegrass/rock band, Potato Moon. The group has expertly combined elements of bluegrass, pop, swing, rock, country and blues, spotlighting frontman Ben Stancil’s talented songwriting. Along with dad, bassist Phil Sr., and brother, lead guitarist Phil Jr., Potato Moon is led by Ben Stancil and his sisters, Jane and Laura. The mostly-family band has recorded several albums over the years, earning widespread fame and recognition and is a renowned winner of the Jammie awards from community radio station WYCE-FM. The group has played sold-out shows and festivals, and will make its debut in Hart Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

This year’s fireworks display at John Gurney Park promises to be the biggest and best yet. Several local restaurants will offer outdoor seating for fireworks viewing.

This year’s event coordinators, Erin Fisher, from Springstead Law Offices, P.C., and Karen Drenth of America’s Fitness Centers need volunteers to help with activities. Contact Erin or Karen at [email protected] or call 231-873-4022.

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