The sun set, darkness began to settle in, and the first of the fireworks went off with a bang, much to the delight of the crowd, cheering and clapping. Oohs and aahs continued with clapping, whistling, and cheering as phones and cameras snapped photo after photo trying to capture the event for memories in the days to come.
Many thanks go out to Fire Chief Dan Besson and the Van Buren Fire Department for the good job they did. Thanks go out also to the Van Buren Police Department. The two departments coordinated the evening and made sure everything went off without a hitch.
Enjoy the photo slideshow below with a selection of pics from the Van Buren Township Fireworks and the face painting. A full album of the photos will be posted to our Facebook page in the days to come, so if you had your face painted and don't see your photo here, watch for the full album on Facebook soon!