By STEVEN T. DENNIS
This September, mock bombs and explosions will rock Washington County - and not just at the Antietam reenactment.
A week before the 135th Anniversary Reenactment of the Battle of Antietam, an arsenal of 20th-century technology will descend on Hagerstown for "The Great Hagerstown Air Show" Sept. 6 and 7.
The Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce will run the show for the first time, said Executive Vice President Fred Teeter.
"With the right promotion, we think we can draw 35,000 people over two days," Teeter said.
The last time the Washington County Regional Airport hosted an air show was in 1995, and before that in 1989, airport officials said. The 1995 air show drew about 15,000 people over two days, airport officials estimated.
"It features some really great acts," Teeter said. The Mad Bomber will launch pyrotechnic bombs and small amounts of dynamite.
"It's enough to make it exciting but it's not destructive," Teeter said.