Crestview Fourth of July fireworks display rescheduled for September

Published: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 07:13 PM.

CRESTVIEW — The community's fireworks show, rained out on the Fourth of July, will burst over Twin Hills Park on Labor Day, city council members unanimously agreed.

Concerned that daylong holiday rains would wet the fireworks after they were set out, Ashley Pyrotechnics of Tallahassee canceled the planned $11,000 display, Public Works Director Wayne Steele said on Monday.

The fireworks take about four hours to set up, Steele said. Sudden downpours could ruin those already set out.

"I hated to agree with them," Steele said. "I learned a lesson over the years: the weather's a funny thing. It's better to stay on course and wait it out. Sometimes the Lord will bless us."

Steele's suggestion of moving the display to Labor Day, Sept. 2, was well received by the City Council, which unanimously approved the recommendation. (Editor's Note: Keep reading as updates on the display's time become available.)

Steele said all the activities planned for Independence Day, including bounce houses and inflatable slides, would be available at the Labor Day festivities.

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