WEBN Fireworks - My Family Travels

               Two years ago, I took a mini vacation with my mom, sister, and my best friend a few days before Labor Day. We drove from Wayne, New Jersey to a town in Ohio, about 30 minutes away from Cincinnati, to visit my mom’s best friend from High School. Once we arrived, we were told that we had to go and see the Labor Day Fireworks.

             If you are not from Ohio or Kentucky, you may not know this, but every year on Labor Day Weekend, there is a huge display of fireworks over the water which separates Cincinnati, Ohio from Newport, Kentucky. Prior to the fireworks, there is plenty of food, rides, clowns, and interesting people.

            When the sun finally started to set, all of the fun and action set in. A radio station called WEBN was there, as they are every year, and began to talk, getting everyone pumped up for the fireworks. Since the fireworks are set off over the water between Ohio and Kentucky, WEBN had a competition to see who could be louder, Ohio or Kentucky. The radio station then started telling us what we had to do. When they called Kentucky, everyone watching the fireworks in the state of Kentucky screamed and cheered for Kentucky as loud as they could. The people were all the way across the water and yet, me and my friend could hear them screaming like they were sitting right next to us.


            Then, it was time for the state of Ohio to scream and cheer, for Ohio, as loud as they could. At first, my sister, best friend, and I didn’t think that we would scream and shout, but once one person starts screaming and jumping and cheering, it’s pretty hard not to join in. As we were shouting words like, “YEAH” and “WOO-HOO,” people around us were shouting, “GO OHIO,” “COME ON OHIO WE CAN DO THIS!!!!” and many others things. I also took notice that people were jumping so much around me that the floor was shaking, but I didn’t care, because I was having a blast.


            WEBN then had each state go again, and when we were all silent, the radio station announced that the fireworks would begin. Everyone began to cheer and holler. Finally, it was time.


            The fireworks had been the best fireworks I had ever seen; they were all different shapes, sizes, and colors. There was one kind that even looked like a thunderstorm. They even had so many fireworks going off at one time, that the black sky was so bright that you could see the faces of those of the Kentucky side, while sitting on the Ohio side.


            An hour to an hour and a half later, the fireworks ended with a huge finale. When it was all over, everyone in both states were clapping and cheering for the fireworks. Then when the clapping and cheering died down, we got our things together, and went back to my mom’s friend’s house.


I used to love fireworks and see them all of the time but, since then, I have yet to see fireworks that I can like. Once you see the Labor Day Fireworks between Cincinnati, Ohio and Newport, Kentucky, it’s hard to enjoy any other display of fireworks that you see in your life.

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