Fireworks return to Prescott with activities starting tonight at 8 p.m. and fireworks after 9 p.m.
The always thoughtful Mary Godwin recalled a time some 30 years ago when a big fireworks show last appeared above the skies in Prescott, only it didn’t quite go off that way, saying “Yes, I remember like it was yesterday; there was an accidental misfire that flew into the storage area where the rest of them were, and then, everything blew up and everyone was running for cover.”
Since that time, the local First Baptist Church up in Prescott put on a small independent show, but this Friday, June 29, a big show is set to light up the skies of Prescott again, a sort of pre-holiday July 4th celebration set to start at 8 p.m. at the Prescott High School football stadium.
“A big group effort has happened to make this happen again,” Godwin said, “We are looking at a 30-minute show as well as music and concessions.”
The fireworks will be set off from the adjacent baseball field, but everyone will be accommodated in the home bleachers of the Prescott High School football stadium.
“Seating just like going to a game,” Godwin said, adding “And, this show is free, and we will also have live music.”
In addition, the event will include food trucks serving barbecue and food served by the Prescott Lions Club; the Prescott Band Boosters will also open the football stadium’s concession stand to serve drinks and popcorn.
“We are very excited to make this happen; we are expecting a great show,” Godwin said.
Godwin credits Prescott Councilman Jerry Hightower of Ward 3 with initiating the effort with both the Prescott Chamber and EDO coordinating the food and entertainment.
Performing live music on stage will be Texarkana band, Texas Firewater, who Godwin says plays a classic mix of popular music. They will take the stage at approximately 8 p.m. with the fireworks show set to start at 9 p.m. as it turns dark.