Fireworks show will honor Cats and Eagles
by Kenda Nelson
Dec 01, 2012 | 2112 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
REFUGIO — The Refugio City Council agreed to hold its annual $10,000 fireworks show on Friday, Dec. 14 in honor of the Refugio Bobcats and the Woodsboro Eagles.

Currently, both football teams are in the state playoffs.

Instead of holding the show on its traditional site at the county fairgrounds, the show will be moved to Gin Road near Bayside Richardson Gin.

“I got the go-ahead from everybody,” said Mayor Ray Jaso.

The mayor told the group that permission to use property across the street from the fairgrounds as a launching pad for the town’s fireworks was denied. The property was sold since the last show and the current owner said the town could not use the property, Jaso said.

The city purchased the fireworks from hotel-motel tax funds and, should the town cancel the show, it stands to lose $5,000 according to the mayor.

“I would love to see it out at the gin for the Woodsboro and Refugio football teams,” said Karen Watts, council member.

The area near Bayside-Richardson Gin has been used for a number of years for Bill Sharp’s annual Fourth of July fireworks show.

The $10,000 fireworks show is tentatively set for Friday, Dec. 14.
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