BLYTH – The streets of Blyth were bustling on New Year’s Eve – an incredible showing of cars that surpassed all expectations when the community put on a fireworks display to raise spirits during these uncertain times.
The drive-in event was delayed by 15 minutes to allow the tremendous turnout of cars to get into the Blyth Community Centre parking lot.
At one point, the scene was reminiscent of the movie Field of Dreams, with an endless stream of headlights approaching the venue from both directions.
The Blyth Community Betterment Committee posted on social media, “Fantastic turnout at the fireworks.”
One Facebook user posted, “Thanks for providing a great time for so many families. It was a wonderful and thoughtful way of bringing our community together.”
Blyth Ward Coun. Kevin Falconer said, “Great work, what a turnout, so proud of our little village.”
The Blyth community volunteers should be commended for their patience and strategic fast thinking to find parking for the unexpected turnout of cars, safely and quickly.
North Huron firefighters were on hand to safely handle the fireworks and put on a fantastic show that this community will remember for a very long time.
Cory Bilyea, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Wingham Advance Times