City to host fireworks

Published 3:00 am Saturday, July 2, 2016

The City of Troy will celebrate Independence Day with its annual fireworks display on Monday.

“Every year the city takes great pride in the patriotism of our community and America,” said Dan Smith, director of Troy Parks and Recreation. “It’s always a great day of celebration for Troy and our families.”

The celebration is not just for Troy, Smith said, as thousands of people come from around Pike County to watch the display. The primary viewing area is the press box side of Veterans Memorial Stadium, but it can be seen from many other locations across Troy. “There are many other locations that people have become accustomed to going to over the years,” Smith said. “Two other places you can watch are from the football practice fields and the soccer field.”

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Wherever you choose to watch the display, Smith urges residents to be situated by 8:30 p.m. to make sure they don’t miss any of the show, which will begin around 8:45 p.m. The show will last about 15 minutes. “Anything longer than that tends to get repetitious,” Smith said. “We want to keep it short and exciting.”

The City of Troy has hosted the display for over 30 years. Smith said Mayor Jason Reeves and the Troy City Council made this year’s show possible.

“We’re looking forward to another great show,” Smith said.