Texas Freshwaters Fisheries fireworks show set

Published on Monday, 23 June 2014 22:12 - Written by Staff Reports

The annual Fourth of July fireworks show at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center will be July 4.

The center will be open for regular paid visitation from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and free admission for the fireworks show will start at 4 p.m.

Visitors are encouraged to fish in the stocked casting pond until 8:30 p.m. No license is required to fish, and bait and tackle are furnished for free. The fireworks will begin about 9 p.m.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase, and people are encouraged to picnic. A local radio station will broadcast patriotic music during the show.

Pets, alcohol and private fireworks, including “snap caps” and sparklers, are not allowed. The center is a tobacco-free facility, and smoking or the use of tobacco products are not allowed on the premises, according to a news release.

The fireworks show is sponsored and paid for by the city of Athens, local businesses and individuals. The fireworks show is directed and produced by Alpha-Lee Enterprises Inc., of Liverpool and is a Keep Athens Beautiful event.