VLPRA Hosts Community Fireworks Spectacular

| June 13, 2014

VLPRA-LogoVALDOSTA, GA – Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority will once again provide a fantastic fireworks display for the community on Independence Day.

VLPRA’s annual Fireworks Spectacular will be held on Friday, July 4th at nightfall, around 9:15 PM. People can best view the fireworks on the east side of I-75, between exits 16 and 18.

VLPRA is proud to host the event each year and dedicates months of planning and collaboration to making the fireworks a success. VLPRA’s Executive Director George Page says it all starts with securing the location for the massive display: “Once we have the staging area, we move forward with bidding out the fireworks themselves and getting all the proper permits.”

“We then work with the Valdosta and Lowndes fire departments and the fire marshals who are there to keep the staging area safe,” Page says. “The Valdosta Police Department and the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department are critical in maintaining traffic flow”. Page also says VLPRA works with the Georgia State Patrol to keep drivers moving on the interstate, since the show is visible from I-75.

Since it is an outdoor event, weather does play a factor in the fireworks show. Rain, wet ground, fog, and excessively high humidity can affect whether the fireworks explode. VLPRA already has a plan for that and will reschedule the fireworks for Saturday, July 5th at nightfall if there are weather issues.

Please visit vlpra.com or facebook.com/vlpra for information and weather updates.

Source: VLPRA

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