Midland's Fourth celebrations not dampened by flooding

Family celebrates the Fourth outside of Dow Diamond in Midland. (Photo credit: Amanda Chodnicki)

There was a switch in locations this year for the Midland fireworks due to the recent flooding.

Instead of holding them near the Tridge, the city decided to have them just outside of Dow Diamond.

Even with the change, there was still a huge turnout for the fireworks show this Fourth.

The historic flooding in Midland didn't dampen the patriotic celebrations for residents.

From dancing to the Journey Tribute Band to getting decked out in red, white and blue, people in Midland celebrated the Fourth like usual.

But while some enjoyed the change in scenery, others said they missed carrying on the tradition at the old spot.

"I mean it's OK because of the flooding, but I prefer the Tridge just because of the tradition of being down at the Tridge and just the whole atmosphere there," Sara Johnson of Midland said.

Another Midland resident said it didn't make a difference for her.

"We always watched the fireworks from this side of the Tridge, so we've never gone down into the park," Michele Miller said. "We always watch it from over here anyways, so I think it's great."

Following the show, some people who originally were upset with the new location changed their minds.

They said the show was longer and there was more space for people to watch it in its entirety.

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