"It's always a big night people attend," adds Schoendienst. "The display is beautiful."
But Marshall County Commissioners say the display could be too dangerous because of the dry weather conditons.
So Wednesday, they issued a county-wide ban, prohibiting public displays and personal use of fireworks of any kind.
A ban the Bremen Fire Department plans on ignoring.
In a press release issued Thursday from the fire department, it states the department WILL (in bold letters) still be holding their fireworks display on July 4th.
The firefighters actually set the fireworks off in a parking lot in Jane's Park. The festival site is several blocks away, but there are dozens of homes nearby. A green corn field seperates the lot from the neighborhood.
Festival Director Matt Neher says because of the extremely dry conditions, they plan on taking extra safety precautions by bringing in more firefighters and trucks in from the surrounding area in case of an emergency.
Stephanie Miller is from Bremen and watches the fireworks at the festival every year. She's glad the firefighters are still lighting them off, but because of the ban, she and her family won't be.
"No, we're not that snooty (to ignore the ban), so we'll probably wait until afterwards and hopefully it rains a couple more times," Miller hopes.
The decision by the Bremen Fire Department to snub the ban is not sitting well with Marshall County Commissioners.
Commissioner Greg Compton from Plymouth says, "I'm disappointed in their decision. I wish they weren't doing it, but we won't try to stop them."
Compton added he does feel a bit better knowing Bremen firefighters will run the display and they have special skills when it comes to dealing with fire. Compton also hopes Friday's rain will help ease some of the dry weather concerns.
A press release from the Commission about the Fireworks Ban states violators could be charged with a Class B misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $1000.00.