It’s the one time every year when the BVFD reverses its role and sets off a fiery display instead of dousing it with water.
Once again this year, the owners of Angel Care Ambulance Service have donated the money to purchase a huge display of aerial beauty.
Organizers are expected to have a booth to sell drinks some food at the Expo Center beginning by 6:30 or 7 p.m.
All proceeds from the refreshment booth will go toward Angel Care’s annual contribution to the Relay for Life event next year.
July 4 is always a hot day in South Texas, so this year there will be no booths or other events set up at the Expo Center until the evening hours.
Organizers Bebe Adamez and Gabriel Aleman are urging those who plan to attend the fireworks event this year to arrive in time to park their vehicles and set up folding chairs for their families and friends so they can watch the fireworks in comfort.
There will be no charge for parking or watching the fireworks. Adamez said the parking lot will be open to encourage spectators to park somewhere other than the side of FM Road 351.
Restrooms at the new rodeo arena will be open for the convenience of those who come to see the fireworks.
This year, the fire department will set off the fireworks just west of the old rodeo arena so that spectators in the large parking area will have a better vantage point.
Police Chief Joe Treviño is urging celebrants to take advantage of the display this year to avoid getting a citation for setting off fireworks inside the city.
It is a violation of a city ordinance to possess or use fireworks of any kind inside the city.
Violating the ordinance could result in a $200 fine.
Gary Kent is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 120, or at reporter@mySouTex.com.