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The city of Fort Wayne announced the annual Independence Day fireworks will be moved from the IPFW campus to downtown this year, drawing comments from many of our Facebook readers. If you would like to see your comments in this space, “like” The Journal Gazette’s Facebook page and comment on a story.

Jill Fisher: Awseome! Will be walking or biking down to enjoy them!

Deb Wheaton: Be observant when driving around town for a clear view of the bank building. There are so many areas that would be great to watch the fireworks. Business’s with the view have a great opportunity to open up their parking lots to the public and maybe win over some new customers in the future.

Steve Tiny Michaels: I think it’s great. Can be seen from all over town.

Kelli Herr: It’s pretty disappointing. Where are people supposed to park? I do not want to bring my two-year old down town, just to watch fireworks. I kinda wonder if they did this because of IPFWs budget cuts.

Gregg Schmitz: I miss watching them at McMillen Park.

Edward H Redmon: They will do anything to force us downtown. And who pays for the parking, if you can find a place to park. Once again spent money to fix what wasn’t broken.

Steve Tiny Michaels: Good gracious, people. First. The building can be SEEN from IPFW, as well as Park West, Harvester, and Waynedale. You don’t have to take anyone downtown. Secondly, all the city spaces are free evenings and weekends. Stop whining and look at it as an opportunity to include the whole city in the celebration. BONUS: you won’t get stuck in traffic trying to leave IPFW!

David Kulp: Awesome! I live close to downtown. Edward, there is no parking to pay for at night.

Jake Pace: Well with the construction going on, it was either not have it or move it and i think the people are happy it is going to happen still!

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