Reminisce: Celebrating the Fourth in Lima in the 1990s


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Workers prepare the fireworks for the 1995 edition of the Star Spangled Spectacular in Lima.

Workers prepare the fireworks for the 1995 edition of the Star Spangled Spectacular in Lima.


File photo | The Lima News

People in lawn chairs enjoy the fireworks show during the 1997 Star Spangled Spectacular.

People in lawn chairs enjoy the fireworks show during the 1997 Star Spangled Spectacular.


File photo | The Lima News

Ted Bear, left, sings as Terry Smith, right, leads the Lima Baptist Temple Orchestra and Choir at the event in 1995.


File photo | The Lima News

The crowd rises for the singing of the Star Spangled Spectacular during a 1996 event.


File photo | The Lima News

Children paint patriotic designs at the ArtSpace/Lima Kidspace at the Star Spangled Spectacular in 1995.


File photo | The Lima News

The Association performs at the Star Spangled Spectacular in 1997.


File photo | The Lima News

Children bounce on an inflatable toy during the 1997 event marking the Fourth of July.


File photo | The Lima News

A child awaits the completion of an American flag face painting in 1999.


File photo | The Lima News

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The Fourth of July will look different this year, with fireworks shot off behind the Lima Mall.

It will feel different to long-time residents, with the annual Star Spangled Spectacular taking place in Faurot Park from 1994 through 2019, with last year’s show called off due to COVID-19.

To help get you in the Independence Day spirit, we share some of our favorite photos from the early years of Lima’s annual patriotic celebration.

Workers prepare the fireworks for the 1995 edition of the Star Spangled Spectacular in Lima.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/06/web1_Fireworks-1995.jpgWorkers prepare the fireworks for the 1995 edition of the Star Spangled Spectacular in Lima. File photo | The Lima News
People in lawn chairs enjoy the fireworks show during the 1997 Star Spangled Spectacular.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/06/web1_Faurot-Park-1997.jpgPeople in lawn chairs enjoy the fireworks show during the 1997 Star Spangled Spectacular. File photo | The Lima News
Ted Bear, left, sings as Terry Smith, right, leads the Lima Baptist Temple Orchestra and Choir at the event in 1995.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/06/web1_Fourth-1995.jpgTed Bear, left, sings as Terry Smith, right, leads the Lima Baptist Temple Orchestra and Choir at the event in 1995. File photo | The Lima News
The crowd rises for the singing of the Star Spangled Spectacular during a 1996 event.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/06/web1_Fourth-1996.jpgThe crowd rises for the singing of the Star Spangled Spectacular during a 1996 event. File photo | The Lima News
Children paint patriotic designs at the ArtSpace/Lima Kidspace at the Star Spangled Spectacular in 1995.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/06/web1_ArtSpace1995.jpgChildren paint patriotic designs at the ArtSpace/Lima Kidspace at the Star Spangled Spectacular in 1995. File photo | The Lima News
The Association performs at the Star Spangled Spectacular in 1997.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/06/web1_Association_Faurot-Pars-1997.jpgThe Association performs at the Star Spangled Spectacular in 1997. File photo | The Lima News
Children bounce on an inflatable toy during the 1997 event marking the Fourth of July.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/06/web1_Jumping-1997.jpgChildren bounce on an inflatable toy during the 1997 event marking the Fourth of July. File photo | The Lima News
A child awaits the completion of an American flag face painting in 1999.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/06/web1_4th-of-July-9-1999.jpgA child awaits the completion of an American flag face painting in 1999. File photo | The Lima News

By Staff Reports

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This feature is a cooperative effort between the newspaper and the Allen County Museum and Historical Society.

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See past Reminisce stories at limaohio.com/tag/reminisce

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