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RSVP marks sesquicentennial with July 4 fireworks

Nevada Appeal staff report

For the 22nd year, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, or RSVP, will host the Fourth of July celebration and carnival in Mills Park. To mark Nevada’s Sesquicentennial Year, RSVP has contracted with Fireworks by Grucci, which holds the current Guinness world record for a pyrotechnic display in Dubai and has been the fireworks provider for seven presidential inaugurations and multiple Olympic opening ceremonies.

Fresh from setting a Guinness World Record for “largest fireworks display ever,” Fireworks by Grucci is renowned for creating unforgettable, family-oriented moments across the globe. The state-class pyrotechnical program in Carson City will be electronically fired from a computer-generated script featuring special Grucci-designed choreography between the music and fireworks. The show will promote national pride with a synchronized, patriotic and pop music score and an array of powerful effects that will transform Nevada’s night sky into a glittering, celebratory showcase. Radios can be tuned to Magic 95.5 FM to experience the musical simulcast.

“We are honored to be able to produce the fireworks extravaganza in Carson City. Our nation’s Independence and Nevada’s statehood are surely cause for celebration,” says Susan Haas, executive director and CEO of RSVP. “We are so grateful for the support of this event received thus far especially from Gold Dust West, Carson Nugget, Adele’s, NV Energy and Carson City Toyota-Scion who have generously donated to our fireworks fund to help make this spectacular event possible,” she said.

Music will include: “Spirit of America” — Spirit of America Ensemble, “America the Beautiful” — Queen Latifah, “Made in America” — Toby Keith, “America” — Neil Diamond, “God Bless the USA” — Lee Greenwood, “Happy” — Pharell Williams, “O America” — Celtic Women, “Diamonds in the Sky” — Rihanna, “Armed Service Medley” — St. Louis Orchestra, “Pink Houses” (“Ain’t that America”) — John Mellencamp, “Girl on Fire” — Alicia Keys, “America’s Song” — Faith Hill & Company, “Stars and Stripes” — Sousa (with vocals).

Tax deductible donations to support the annual display are welcome and proceeds from the event support programs which keep Carson City senior citizens independent and in their own homes. Checks can be sent to P.O. Box 1708, Carson City 89702 Attn: Fireworks Fund. To make a donation by credit card, call 775-687-4680.

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