Fireworks display delightful
Published 4:41 am Monday, July 10, 2006
Pixie Dust, just like Tinker Bell uses.
That's what my son said the some of the fireworks looked like to him as we watched the display put on by the City of East Brewton Tuesday night.
My family almost didn't attend the event, but as the evening progressed the thought of missing the fireworks was one I couldn't overcome. Therefore, we grabbed a few soft drinks, and a little bug spray and headed out the door.
What a wonder fireworks are, and East Brewton did the city proud by putting on one of the more entertaining displays I've seen in many years.
I have made the statement many times that I do love fireworks and balloons. That's my idea of a party and I love a party. My love was renewed as I watched the show over Murder Creek in celebration of the Fourth of July.
After purchasing just a few kid-friendly fireworks from one of the local vendors, I discovered that the display put on by the city must be mighty expensive. I'm sure it cost way more than the measly dollars I was willing to pay for a few pops in my back yard.
The money spent for the display is raised by the selling of the racing ducks and other concessions held during the annual daylong celebration at the park.
From spades and horseshoe tournaments and bingo to inspirational music and a great hotdog, there was surely something for everyone in East Brewton on Tuesday. I can't imagine cooking hotdogs and hamburgers in such an amount to feed more than 1,000 expected spectators. However, those folks who did the cooking were certainly well prepared for the day. There were plenty of food and drinks to keep those celebrating the day well fed and well hydrated. There were even quite a few buckets of ice cream on hand to help aid in cooling folks down.
The work of Mayor Terry Clark and city employees, not to mention the hours put in by volunteers, was evident Tuesday. Organizing such an event is a tall task and deserves high praise, indeed. I have a hard time organizing a bake sale at my church, so I can only imagine the work and hours that are necessary to put on a day of activities and an evening of entertainment topped off with a wonderful fireworks display. I commend all of those who were involved in this annual East Brewton event.
Lisa Tindell is a news reporter for The Brewton Standard. She can be reached at 867-4876 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.