Two fields set for a renovation project at Fullerton Field will put the July 4 Fullerton Fireworks on a yearlong hiatus.
The $741,000 dollar project is set to begin in April and run through the end of the calendar year, according to Baltimore County spokeswoman Ellen Kobler.
"There is a project to furnish and install an underground stormwater management system under two baseball fields and to renovate the baseball fields themselves," Kobler said.
Marc Fritsch, president the Fullerton Fireworks committee, said that as a result of the project, the July 4 program is being put on hiatus for a year.
"We kicked around other places to host the fireworks, but ultimately we decided that it would be best to take a year off while they work on the field," Fritsch said. "We would have needed a lit field, and most of the lit fields in the area wouldn't be able to handle the traffic. Some of the fields are synthetic, and we can't set fireworks off on those."
Still the Fullerton Fireworks committee is hosting fundraisers this year to generate revenue for the 2014 Fullerton Fireworks program. Fritsch said that each year, his group has to come up with close to $30,000 to pay for the celebration.
Next month, Fullerton Fireworks is hosting a bull roast fundraiser at the Tall Cedars hall on Putty Hill Avenue in Parkville. A $35 ticket includes food and entertainment, and the proceeds will go toward ensuring a Fullerton Fireworks once the renovation is complete.
A flier for the bull roast is attached to this article.