Fireworks blanket policy for 2011 Homecoming:

DEARBORN — Homecoming is known for its spectacular fireworks on Saturday and Sunday nights. There is, however, is a policy regarding reserving space on the hill to watch the fireworks.

People can put their blankets on the hill after 8 a.m. on Saturday and after 8 a.m. on Sunday. All blankets must be removed by midnight both nights. The size of a blanket is limited to no more than 8 feet by 8 feet.

This policy is designed to accommodate as many families as possible to watch the fireworks.

No stakes are allowed to secure the blankets or tarps.

The fireworks are sponsored by Westborn Chrysler Jeep, with additional support from Kenwal Steel Corp.

Main Stage reservations
Seats in front of the Main Stage can be reserved after 5 p.m. each night but must be saved by a person. One person may save up to four seats.

No smoking policy
According to a state law, there is no smoking allowed in areas in which food is prepared or consumed. In addition, there is no smoking allowed in any tents.

Alcohol Policy
According to state law, all alcohol must be purchased and consumed on the festival grounds.

Details
Homecoming is a project of the city of Dearborn and the nonprofit Dearborn Community Fund. Oakwood Healthcare is the presenting sponsor. Sponsorships cover a significant amount of the cost of the festival.

More than 30 Dearborn-based nonprofit groups use the festival as their major fundraiser of the year.

Headline entertainment is Frontiers/The Journey Tribute on Saturday and Hotel California “A Salute to the Eagles” on Sunday.

For information, call (313) 943-2285 or go to www.cityofdearborn.org.

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