June 14, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FROM:

Barbara W. Simpson
Cultural Arts and Special Events
334-595-0851

4th of July Informational Poster

 

Prattville will celebrate 30 years of fireworks in 2019 with a full day of activities and an amazing fireworks show on Thursday, July 4. It all started as a salute to Prattville’s sesquicentennial and the birthday of its founder, Daniel Pratt.

The City of Prattville is proud to salute the original Fireworks Committee as Grand Marshals of the 2019 Independence Day Parade. Willis Potts, Buddy Buckner and Joe Mathis, were the original fireworks committee. Pat Owen joined the committee soon after and he and Joe Mathis remain as active members of the Independence Day Committee today. We are proud to honor all four of these gentlemen now, 30 years later.

In 1989, the community came together for a grand celebration at what was then Stanley Stadium with music, a birthday cake, an historical dramatic production with a cast of more than 100 local residents, and a grand finale fireworks display. With Glenda Potts as the Chairman of the celebration and many local businesses and residents helping, the celebration was a huge success.

Thursday, July 4, the City of Prattville will celebrate the 4 th of July and 30 years of fireworks beginning with a parade at 9:00 a.m., Lions Club barbecue and patriotic program at 10:00 a.m., and cardboard boat races at 10:30 a.m. The festivities will continue at Stanley-Jensen Stadium that evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. with a free concert and children’s play area and culminating with a grand fireworks display at dark! Bring your blanket and lawn chairs and enjoy this free event. There will be food vendors or you can bring a cooler, but no alcoholic beverages or glass containers are allowed.

For more information, contact the Special Events Office at 334-595-0850.



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