Successful 'Fourth in the 419' in the books
TOLEDO, Ohio (WNWO) -- The highly anticipated Fourth in the 419 fireworks event came and went, with a boom.
Now, the day after, the city is cleaning up the mess that was left behind.
"They had crews out first thing this morning cleaning up both sides of the river," said Gretchen DeBacker the legislative director for the City of Toledo.
City officials said they crowd estimates were between 50,000 to 70,000 people.
"Overall I'd say people were very excited with the event, they enjoyed it and had fun," said Christina Nishiki who worked the Fourth in the 419 event.
All the excitement left some with a fear of missing out.
"I didn’t get to attend the fireworks this year and I’m now regretting it because it looked pretty amazing, so next year I’ve already got it planned that’s what I’m going to do," said Lisa Cook from Perrysburg.
But, the city is receiving praise for the event from area residents.
"We’ve already received several emails into the office this morning complimenting the fireworks and what a fun and exciting night it was in the downtown last night," said DeBacker.
And not only for the show, but for the over 100 Lucas County Sheriffs deputies and Toledo Police Department officers combined, who kept the event safe.
"We had a lot of people thanking the officers for being out there and we really appreciate that," said Lt. Kevan Tony with the Toledo Police Department. "Just a little thanks here and there from folks walking around, it goes a long way and we appreciate that."