Press Release: Fourth of July Fireworks at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                      

June 23, 2014

Media Contact:   James Booker, (903) 670-2266

Fourth of July Fireworks at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

ATHENS, Texas—The annual Fourth of July fireworks show at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) will be Friday, July 4.

TFFC will be open for regular paid visitation from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission for the fireworks show will start at 4 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to fish in the stocked casting pond until 8:30 p.m. No license is required to fish, and bait and tackle are furnished for free. The fireworks will begin about 9 p.m.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase, and people are encouraged to bring picnics. KCKL (FM 95.9) will broadcast patriotic music during the show.

Pets, alcohol and private fireworks, including “snap caps” and sparklers, are not allowed. TFFC is a tobacco-free facility, and smoking or the use of tobacco products are not allowed on the premises.

The fireworks show is sponsored and paid for by the City of Athens, local businesses and individuals. The fireworks show is directed and produced by Alpha-Lee Enterprises, Inc., of Liverpool, Texas, and is a Keep Athens Beautiful event.

Contributors include: City of Athens; The Cain Foundation; First State Bank, Kim Hodges; Steve and Susan Sparkman; Athens Steel Building Corporation; Charlie and Cindy Akin; Lance and Kathryn Etcheverry; Dan and Kathleen Chaney; Stephen and Karen Jones; Ellen Key; Lake Athens Property Owners Association; Mamie Stafford; Carol Barton; Jerry and Vicki Beeler; Athens Bank/The First State Bank; John and Felecia Cain; Jones Clough Ranch, Michael and Nan Clough; Prosperity Bank; Nell and Neal Velvin; Peggy and Bob Gould; Bryon and Tamara Lichtenberg; Bill and Carmen Hunt; William Goodwin; Charles and Carletta Ramsey; Stuart Guthrie; James Oesterreicher; Nancy Strain; McCord Properties; Dalton Family Properties; Tom and Becky Abbott; Tim and Tracy Maxfield; Lake Athens Marina.

Parking is available in the main TFFC parking lot and in an overflow parking area on Peninsula Point Road. Persons using the overflow parking area may enter through Gate C, which is across the street from the parking area.

For more information or directions, call (903) 676-2277.

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