Dressed to impress: Reece Green and Marcie Hale threw a "White Trash Bash" at their home in Indigo Springs Wednesday. While the new homeowners were disappointed to not use a fire pit or set off fireworks this year, they decided it would be better to stay safe with the dry conditions. (Maribeth Vaughn / Daily Reporter)
GREENFIELD — Reece Green and Marcie Hale may have been a little disappointed with the lack of fireworks Wednesday, but you couldn’t tell.
The engaged couple, excited after buying their first home, decked out in red, white and blue and threw a “White Trash Bash” for friends and family in Greenfield’s Indigo Springs neighborhood.
“We built a fire pit, but we’re not allowed to use it,” said Hale. “We understand – it happens.”
While some were still buying fireworks Wednesday afternoon, the heat and drought across central Indiana gave many local residents pause about lighting their own displays. There is not a ban on personal fireworks in Hancock County, but community fireworks displays were canceled. A burn ban is in effect for unincorporated parts of the county, and public officials are encouraging everyone to stay away from lighting up.