Mayor Wanda R.D. Williams and the City of Harrisburg is just as disappointed as our residents and neighbors at the laser light show which took place at Riverfront Park on Sunday, September 4. When we awarded the contract to the Laser Light Company in August to perform the show, we were shown videos and promised a dazzling light display choreographed to music which we were told would light up the sky above the Susquehanna River. However, the company said after the event they made a “last minute decision” to display the lasers at an angle which was not initially promised to us, going directly into the riverbank instead of the sky. Furthermore, the two laser technicians who staffed the show told city officials afterwards they did not feel prepared by the company to perform the show which had initially been promised.

            The City of Harrisburg is committed to providing lasting memories and fun activities for the entire family, and we are deeply upset this display of poor business by one of our vendors cast a shadow on what was truly a fantastic weekend.