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Fireworks light up Troy

More than 230 years ago the United States of America claimed its independence. In commemoration, The City of Troy put on it’s annual fireworks show Sunday night and the beauty of modern pyrotechnics claimed the sky above Veteran’s Memorial Stadium.

“They were great,” said 6-year-old Abbi-Kay Terry, “put an exclamation point on the end of that,” she added.

Terry came to the stadium with her grandmother Debbie Meeks, owner of Family Ties on South Brundidge Street.

“We look forward to them every year,” Meeks said.

Skies were clear and the temperature was mild making for perfect conditions for the show that lasted just over 16 minutes.

“I have had a number of people tell me how pleased they were,” said event coordinator Dan Smith.

With the construction of Trojan Arena, planners had to select a new location to launch the fireworks. They selected one near Charles Henderson High School.

“We had a challenge with a new location,” Smith said. “I thought it went excellent. This is a proud day for the community.”

Abbi-Kay Terry was certainly proud, especially after watching the grand finale, which was a certainly an exclamation point on a positive statement.