Thu July 04, 2024

By Jeff Smithpeters

Four fireworks shows to celebrate the Fourth in Hope, Blevins, Emmet and Prescott in next few days
The city of Hope’s Independence celebration will happen Saturday night at its Sparks Fly in July event taking place at Hope Municipal Airport.  Gates there open at 6:00 p.m. and multiple food trucks will be available. 

Mayor Don Still, who oversees the fireworks show, says the rockets will start glaring at full darkness. “We’re going to shoot them come rain or come shine. We’re waterproof if we need to be,” he said. 

Parks Superintendent Summer Chambers described the musical act to perform Saturday. “They're actually coming from Clarksville, Texas. It's Chace Rains and his band. They're different. It's more of an American kind of country rock and roll.  Not our typical acts we see. So it's real fun. They're bringing their own emcee,” she said. 

Chambers said there’ll be ten food trucks and inflatables for the kids: “The event’s growing every year.” 

Other Fourth of July events in the area will include a fireworks show tonight at Prescott’s Cummins Stadium. It will open starting at 7:30 p.m.  

On the same night Blevins’ Elementary Field that town’s volunteer fire department and Word of Faith Church will serve hot dogs in the school cafeteria. The fireworks show will begin at dark. 

Emmet will have a Fireworks Parade starting Friday at 5:00 p.m. at Fireman’ Park.