Fireworks show helps celebrate Fourth

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 30, 2005

Crenshaw County residents can help America celebrate its independence on the Fourth of July with a fireworks display at Luverne's E.L. Turner Park on Monday night.

The event is scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m.

According to Sherri Richburg, Executive Director of the Crenshaw County Chamber of Commerce, sponsors of the event, the fireworks show coordinated and directed by the Luverne Volunteer Fire Department is quite possibly the 'biggest event in the county' each year.

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"A lot of people are able to sit on their front porch and enjoy the fireworks," said Richburg. "But the park is and area surrounding it is always filled. We usually have a huge crowd."

A grand fireworks display on the Fourth of July has become tradition in Crenshaw County. Richburg said she has been helping with the event for almost 10 years, but the annual event actually goes back farther than that.

Richburg said Chamber members and area merchants help offset the cost of the fireworks with donations, usually of $20 each.

This year's fireworks cost around $2,200. Richburg said that 'may sound like

a lot,' but for the show people have come to expect $2,200 doesn't go far.

"But the fire department does a good job of making it last and giving people a good show," said Richburg.