CARBON HILL – At Thursday’s meeting of the Carbon Hill City Council, event coordinator Anita Wood asked the community to contribute funds to the Fourth of July event, which is only a couple of …
CARBON HILL – At Thursday’s meeting of the Carbon Hill City Council, event coordinator Anita Wood asked the community to contribute funds to the Fourth of July event, which is only a couple of weeks away.
The firework show will start about 8:30 p.m. at Legion Park. Mayor Mark Chambers noted how well last year's event went in general, adding it had a good response.
The council discussed shooting off the fireworks in a new location. District 1 Councilman McClain Burrough suggested, “I know we shot them off the pad last year. I think it would be better to do it off the baseball field to get it away from the people.”
The problem was also emphasized by Chambers. “Last year we got lucky cause there were some people pretty close," he said.
Burrough also asked about a new power poll location, with Wood responding, “Alabama Power will meet with us about temporary power down there.”
The pool will be free that day opening from 1-8:30 p.m. Vendors will also get to set up free that day. Along with the venders, the concession stand will be open.
Wood is taking up donations to be able to buy as many fireworks as possible. If anyone wants to donate they can call Carbon Hill City Hall at (205) 924-9961.
“The more money we raise the bigger the firework show will be," she said. "It is a city event. We appreciate everyone involved”.
The cost for a good fireworks show was said to be $1,500, thanks to a deal made with Dizzy Dean fireworks in Northport, run by Eldridge native Glenn Dodd.
This year’s Fourth of July event is trying to be the best it can be with Chambers saying, “I want everyone to have the best time they can have.”
If anyone is interested in helping set the event up, they can call Anita Wood at (205) 275-8475.