Westville July 4 committee to disband

Westville July 4 committee to disband

WESTVILLE — Village officials learned this week that the July Fourth Celebration Committee was disbanding after organizing events for the past five years.

Darren Van Duyn said the lack of community support — both the small number of volunteers who helped with events and the small number of people who participated in the events — led committee members to decide to disband.

"It is unfortunate," Van Duyn said.

For the past five years, the committee has organized fireworks displays, outdoor movies, live music, inflatable bounce houses and a petting zoo for local residents.

Van Duyn said that the committee would use its remaining funds to fund a large fireworks display around July Fourth, in conjunction with the Westville Lions Club.

In other business, the board learned that village workers repaired two water main breaks since Dec. 6 — one near the intersection of McKinley and North West streets, and one on Country Lane. Both breaks involved 6-inch-wide water lines, and both were repaired quickly despite the cold weather.


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