Annual fireworks show to be bigger and better this year

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Troy Parks and Recreation is preparing for the annual Fourth of July fireworks show, which will be bigger and better this year than it has for a while.

“We have more shells than we did the last couple of years,” said Dan Smith, director of Troy Parks and Recreation. “And it cost less.”

Smith said that the show would be held, as always, on Independence Day, unlike some other cities that do it the night before. “It’s our tradition that we’ve always shot them on the night of July 4,” Smith said.

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The show will begin at 9 p.m. and last about 15 to 20 minutes, Smith said. Veterans Memorial Stadium will be open for the public to get the best view of the show.

Other popular spots to view the display include areas along Elm Street, multiple locations on the Troy University Campus and parts of the Charles Henderson High School parking lot, although many people out in the county will also be able to catch glimpses of the show from their homes.

“This is something that Mayor Jason Reeves and the city council always take a great amount of pride in – the patriotic spirit of our community,” Smith said. “The Fourth of July fireworks show is a way our city can celebrate in a traditional and historic way that has been celebrated for many, many years. We’re thankful for the opportunity to provide this to the citizens of Troy and Pike County.”