June 9, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FROM:

Kellie Cook
Parks & Recreation Director
334-595-0800


Fireworks Square
The City of Prattville is excited to announce that the 4th of July fireworks spectacular is a go! One of the largest fireworks displays in the area will light up the skies over Prattville on Independence Day!

Although we will not be able to hold all the traditional 4th of July events that we have come to enjoy in Prattville, we are pleased that we will still be able to bring the beautiful night lights to our community. This year, we will launch the fireworks from the Homeplace Clock Tower off Highway 82.

This one-time alternative location will allow for viewing from miles around while maintaining proper social distancing. Parking will be available in the nearby parking lots, such as High Point, Prattville Town Center, The Exchange, and many other areas. People from throughout the River Region will be able to enjoy this annual Independence Day celebration.

The COVID19 pandemic introduces a new challenge ensuring our community’s safety, but we will still be able to show our patriotism and share in the excitement of the day. The City of Prattville wants to be sure that we do all we can to keep our citizens safe and help stop the spread of this terrible virus. “With every challenge brings an opportunity, and the City of Prattville will still have our fireworks celebration, just with a little different vantage point. This one-time plan will allow our family tradition to continue as we celebrate our country’s independence,” said Mayor Bill Gillespie, Jr.

Unfortunately, other 4th of July activities have been canceled in an effort to follow the CDC Guidelines. We respect the Lions Club’s decision to cancel their annual barbecue and camp stew sale this year due to the safety of their Lions and the public. We are optimistic that we will be able to celebrate with all of our Independence Day activities in 2021.

Join us in celebrating our freedom Saturday, July 4, 2020. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:00 p.m.

For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 334.595.0800.

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