RUSHVILLE — The Rush County Chamber of Commerce, with support from Rush County Emergency Management and the City of Rushville, announced the annual fireworks display will happen on Saturday, July 4.

Governor Eric Holcomb’s executive order restricting social gatherings to 250 people or less will expire on July 4. Independence Day will be the first day since March that Hoosiers are allowed to gather in large groups.

“We feel that it is more important now than ever to celebrate our freedom as a nation, and Independence Day is the perfect time to make a comeback as a community,” said Rush County ECDC.

A few guidelines and changes can be expected this year and include:

• Respect social distancing guidelines

• Anyone experiencing a fever or other COVID-19 symptoms are encouraged to stay home.

• There will be no Fourth of July parade this year.

The Chamber is beginning the planning process for the parade at the Annual Willkie Days Festival set for September 19.

For anyone who is able and would like to provide financial assistance for the community tradition, contact John McCane with questions or to set up a time for a member of the team to receive donations. McCane can be reached by phone at (765) 561-0727 or by email johnmccane@rushedc.org.