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Utah Comes Together – While Staying Apart – For Celebration Of 125th Year

Jan 5, 2021, 1:48 PM | Updated: 1:51 pm

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – It was an exciting day across Utah on Monday as fireworks were launched simultaneously from all of the state’s counties.

The one-of-a-kind program, which also featured Utah artists and musicians, celebrated 125 years of statehood.

Katherine Potter, deputy director of the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts, said the goal was to highlight what it took to become a state – using local talent in the process.

Fireworks are launched at the State Capitol on Jan. 4, 2021 to celebrate 125 years of Utah statehood (KSL TV)

“To have them come together safely and have time to perform and be paid to perform when a lot of their gigs have been canceled,” she said. “The message of the show is to really support the arts community as you are supporting your local businesses and local restaurants.”

Monday’s event also supported local fireworks company Lantis, which supplied all 30 shows with nearly 9,000 fireworks as well as pyrotechnicians and nearly 180 additional employees to assist.

The fireworks show lasted for about five minutes. Spectators were encouraged to stay in their cars and watch in order to keep socially distanced.

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