A reborn relic of the area's past will be adding to this year's fireworks displays set for this Saturday.

WISL1480.com will broadcast a stream of patriotic music that will complement the displays in both Shamokin and Mount Carmel through its Internet radio site beginning at approximately 9:40 p.m., according to station general manager John J. Treese Jr.

"Anyone with a computer or using their smartphone or tablet can listen to our online stream," Treese said. "We are very excited about being a part of this event and hope everyone will tune in."


This year's display in Shamokin, provided by Fire Art Corporation and sponsored by Citizens for a Better Community (CBC), will feature a number of new sequences and varieties of color in the 20-minute display and the return of the "fireball finale."

Throughout Saturday, volunteers will be stationed at various locations collecting donations for the 2014 display.

"The more people give, the better the displays will get," said CBC president Rich Jilinski.

Collection stations can be found on Route 61 by Pool World, at Sixth and Dewart streets by Len's Automotive and on Second Street by the playground.

Mount Carmel

Following the display in Shamokin, those still needing a fireworks fix can travel to Mount Carmel, where the Clover Hose Fire Company will offer a "small but awesome" display, beginning at 10:15 p.m.

The display will be the climax for the fire company's annual picnic, which began with a parade on Thursday.

Donations are welcome and encouraged to defray the cost of the display.

Fireworks will also be set off over Sunbury on July 13 as part of Sunbury Celebration 2013.

Car cruise

The Independence Day weekend festivites don't end on Saturday; CBC will host a car cruise Sunday.

Participants are asked to bring their vehicles and a canned good to Spangenberg's Family Drive-In at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. All canned items will be donated to Shamokin's Manna for the Many food pantry.

There will be no judging for fees, just a chance to get together and show off and be proud of classic vehicles.

The vehicles will travel on Route 61 through Weigh Scales to Paxinos, where they will turn onto Route 487 to Elysburg. At Elysburg, vehicles will turn right onto Route 54, traveling through Bear Gap, Natalie and into Atlas. The cruise will then turn right onto Route 61, traveling through Kulpmont and Coal Township to Independence Street, where they will be on display from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Any vendors interested in setting up in the downtown area can do so at no cost, and can set up from 3:30 p.m. through the end of the show.