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Watch Fourth of July fireworks at ‘The Doyt’

Doyt L. Perry Stadium will once again be the site for the annual Bowling Green community Fourth of July fireworks.

"We are glad to have the opportunity to partner with the community for this holiday celebration," said BGSU Director of Athletics Greg Christopher. "This year's event is even larger in scale as we celebrate not only our nation's freedom, but also the city of Bowling Green's 175th anniversary."

The Perry Stadium gates will open at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 4. The field will be open to the public until 8:30 p.m. Fans are welcome to bring footballs or Frisbees or simply walk on the FieldTurf.

A free concert by members of the Bowling Green Community Band, under the direction of Nick Ezzone, will begin at 8:30 p.m. The fireworks are scheduled to follow at approximately 9:45 p.m.

No outside food, beverages or sparklers will be allowed into the stadium. The stadium concession stands will be open to the public.

For more information on the Fourth of July event, contact the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce at 419-353-7945 or


Mercer Road work starts Monday

Work on repairing and repaving Mercer Road between Poe Road and just short of Wooster Street will begin Monday (June 30) and should take about four weeks. Plans calls for the project to be completed before BGSU students return.

Construction may force the closure of Mercer between Poe Road and Merry Avenue.

Pedestrian-activated crosswalks at Alumni Drive and Ridge Street will be created.

June 23, 2008