Jay to cancel events

Multiple factors lead to council cancelling its annual fireworks

In a vote of 3 to 1, the Jay Town Council approved canceling its annual July 4th fireworks show, citing shipping issues, the upcoming Bray-Hendricks park demolition and renovation. Councilwoman Nina Hendricks voted against canceling the show.

Town of Jay Operations Manager Eric Seib told the council the cost of fireworks has risen this year to $15,000 due to shipping delays, shipping costs and China's increase in pricing, as compared to $10,500 last year.

With the park demolition scheduled to start Tuesday, July 5, council members agreed Sunday is not a good day to hold fireworks because famil...