Fireworks highlight Fun Fest skies
by Susan O’Neill
This year marks the beginning of a second decade of fireworks at the Maple Park Fun Fest.
Maple Park resident Roger Kahl, who is in charge of the fireworks show on Sunday night, is a Department of Natural Resources licensed explosives expert. Kahl sets off the fireworks displays for other festivals in the area, including his most recent gig at Kaneville Fest the weekend of Aug. 29-30.
Kahl and his crew, including Allen Kahl and John Grommes, took the safety class 11 years ago through their employer, S&N Display Fireworks.
Some of their wives have taken the class as well, and they assist with unwrapping and loading shells, as well as clean-up.
The fireworks show is staged at Squire’s Crossing subdivision on County Line Road. It takes place Sunday night, starting at 8:30 p.m.