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Annual Fourth of July fireworks presentation will continue to delight

PALESTINE, June 28, 2017 When the sun goes down on July 4, the City of Palestine will light up with fireworks at Steven Bennett Park.

The annual fireworks show promises to live up to annual extravaganzas the city has performed to mark our nation’s birthday. Lone Star Fireworks will provide the show while Palestine radio station KYYK-FM 98.3 will provide musical accompaniment. Residents are asked to listen to the KYYK broadcast directly on their radios at 98.3 FM rather than the Your East Texas radio app.

The park opens at 5 p.m. and will fill up quickly. Concessions will be available from Eat a Bite food truck and the Citizens on Patrol alumni.

To help with traffic around the Steven Bennett Park area, Palestine police and fire personnel will be placed at several intersections. At the intersection of Moody Street and Loop 256, officers will block the road so residents will not be in the fireworks shooting area. The intersections of Palestine Avenue and Loop 256, and East Park Avenue and Loop 256 also will be manned, and will have message boards for information.

Officers will also be stationed at the Palestine YMCA, First Baptist Church, Christ Community Church and Story Intermediate School. No foot traffic, nor any parking, will be allowed on Loop 256.

Barricades will be placed at the following intersections for traffic control:

  • U.S. 79 near H&W Powersports (1534 E. Palestine Ave.)
  • Wanda Street and Crest Drive
  • Easy Street near Story Intermediate School
  • East Newman Street and Loop 256
  • Moody Street near Story Intermediate School
  • Moody Street and Loop 256 (both sides of the highway)
  • Loop 256 at the entrance to the Palestine YMCA
  • Loop 256 at the entrance to Christ Community Church
  • Loop 256 at the entrance to First Baptist Church
  • Loop 256 and East Murchison Street
  • Loop 256 and East Lacy Streets

 

After the fireworks show, residents are REQUIRED to make a right turn only onto Loop 256 to leave the show. No left turns will be allowed on Loop 256 after the show.

The fireworks show is a presentation by the City of Palestine.

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