Beverly Farm Foundation has announced that its annual fireworks display is again open to everyone this year. The Beverly Farm fireworks are scheduled for Sunday, June 27, the Sunday before the long July 4th holiday weekend.
“All our families and friends in the Riverbend area are invited to come out and enjoy our fireworks to get an early start on celebrating Independence Day,” said Crystal Officer, Beverly Farm CEO. “Last year our campus was closed due to the pandemic, and only our residents and staff were on campus to see the fireworks display. That will not be the case this year. Everyone is invited to come out and join the fun!”
Where: 6301 Humbert Road, Godfrey, Illinois
When: Sunday, June 27, 2021 / Fireworks start at approx. 9:30 p.m. (arrive as early as 8:30 p.m.)
“Bring a blanket to sit on or lawn chairs,” Officer continued. “We have plenty of room to spread out under the stars on the lawn on our 200-acre campus. And, we’ll have an ice cream truck on campus outside of our Administration Building selling frosty treats. You can arrive as early as 8:30 p.m. to pick a spot to view the show as we light up the Godfrey sky! I’m told Central States Fireworks always puts on a wonderful show for us.”
Officer is new to Beverly Farm and new to the Riverbend area. She was appointed CEO of Beverly Farm in May and assumed her duties June 1, having relocated from Chicago.
If you will be attending the fireworks display, do not bring any personal fireworks or alcoholic beverages on to the Beverly Farm campus.
About Beverly Farm
Beverly Farm was founded in 1897 by Dr. William H.C. Smith and his wife, Elizabeth to establish a caring home, socialization, proper medical care, healthy diet, physical exercise, education, recreation and meaningful work for people living with developmental disabilities. Today it is a planned community that looks and feels like a neighborhood. There are homes; a recreation center with a pool; an equestrian center; medical services; therapies, and much more. Nearly 400 individuals who live with intellectual or developmental disabilities call Beverly Farm home. We challenge and encourage them to live their best lives.
The mission of Beverly Farm is to provide a loving, caring home for adults with developmental disabilities, providing each individual with physical and emotional security and a dignified quality of life, with opportunities and challenges, within each individual’s functional capabilities.