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September 22, 2018

Entergy Nuclear to Sponsor World Class Fireworks at Oswego Harborfest


OSWEGO, NY – The night sky above Oswego Harbor will sparkle once again with the return of Fireworks by Grucci presented by Entergy for the 27th year on July 26.

This centerpiece Harborfest event is sponsored by Entergy Nuclear, owner-operator of the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Scriba.

From left are: Tammy Holden, communications, Entergy, FitzPatrick; Bruce Turner, board of directors Oswego Harborfest; Steve Fulton, executive director Oswego Harborfest; Carol Dillabough, sponsorship coordinator Oswego Harborfest.

From left are: Tammy Holden, communications, Entergy, FitzPatrick; Bruce Turner, board of directors Oswego Harborfest; Steve Fulton, executive director Oswego Harborfest; Carol Dillabough, sponsorship coordinator Oswego Harborfest.

The nearly half-hour, world class fireworks display on Saturday night is Harborfest’s main attraction.

Each year Fireworks by Grucci puts on a spectacular visual show with the fireworks choreographed to music.

It is the only world-class fireworks exhibition in upstate New York and demonstrates the highest level of pyrotechnic artistry.

Thousands of shells and “ground effects” light up the sky as choreographed by Fireworks by Grucci since the festival began in 1988.

This very special event draws an audience estimated at more than 100,000 people to the shores of Lake Ontario each year.

“We are pleased that FitzPatrick can again play a role in the Harborfest celebration and bring to the community a world-class fireworks display,” said Larry Coyle, site vice president of Entergy’s James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant. “Our employees volunteer many hours during Harborfest and throughout the year with various organizations. Our sponsorship of Saturday night’s Fireworks by Grucci spectacular is an opportunity to provide an evening of enjoyment to the community and our employees.”

In addition to the world-class Fireworks Spectacular, Entergy Nuclear will also sponsor an arts and crafts-activities tent for children of all ages.

Entergy’s family-fun and educational activity tents will be located in Breitbeck Park.

Fireworks by Grucci is an award winning Long Island Based company known for its complex and exciting shows.

In addition to Harborfest they have produced fireworks displays for six presidential inaugurations, the Statue of Liberty Centennial, the Brooklyn Bridge Centennial, The Lake Placid Olympic Games, the Los Angeles Olympic Games, the Salt Lake City Olympic Games, the Olympic Games in Greece and several world fairs.

On New Year’s Eve 2014, Dubai achieved a new Guinness World Records title for the Largest Fireworks Display which was designed by Phil Grucci and produced by Fireworks by Grucci.

The 27th edition of Harborfest will be from July 24-27.

Fireworks will occur on July 26th at approximately 9:30 p.m., with all launch points along the breakwall of the Oswego Harbor.

The best viewing for the Entergy Fireworks Spectacular by Grucci ranges from Fort Ontario on the east side of Oswego to the inner harbor and Breitbeck park areas on the west side.

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