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Crowd gathered in Berrien Springs for Independence Day fireworks show

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BERRIEN SPRINGS, Mich – A crowd gathered near Berrien Springs Middle School on Thursday evening to watch the Independence Day fireworks show.

The fireworks display was only one of a few in Berrien County on July 4th.

As ABC57 told you on Wednesday St. Joseph, along with other cities and towns in Berrien County held their fireworks show on July 3rd citing safety concerns.

Berrien Springs resident Jason Russell said he looks forward to the fireworks show in Berrien Spring every year.

“It’s a good show very nice you know they shoot it right out here over the middle school so we usually park in one of the parking lots and set up lawn chairs and let the kids run around a little bit in the playground right there so it works out,” Russell said.

The Russell family said they’re happy that Berrien Springs kept the fireworks show on July 4th.

“We like that idea July 4th is the holiday and that’s when it should be,” Russell said.

Berrien Springs Police said preparations went according to their plan and they expected a crowd of approximately 1,000 people also adding that a date change is not in the plans but is not ruled out at this time.

“We don’t have the big crowds that St. Joe did so they had to make some decisions but who knows maybe we’ll have to make some decisions years down the road,” Berrien Springs Police Officer Rick Smiedendorf said.

Independence Day fireworks celebrations are still ongoing in the Michiana area.

Click here to see the full list of fireworks displays in the Michiana area in the upcoming days.

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