Fireworks light up sky at fairgrounds

Fireworks light up sky at fairgrounds

Fireworks were held at the Macoupin County Fairgrounds north of Carlinville Friday, July 5. There was a slight delay but the show began at approximately 9:45 p.m. The Carlinville area received quite a bit of rainfall earlier in the day Friday. Since a portion of the infield was flooded, organizers shot the fireworks from the northeast portion of the fairground property and encouraged those attending to not sit in the north grandstands, for better viewing. The Moose sold sandwiches and drinks at the pavilion. Carlinville Winning Communities sponsored this year’s fireworks display, which was pushed back from July 3 after thunderstorms moved into the area. Enquirer-Democrat photos by Daniel Winningham.