Note: This item is more than two years old. Please take the publication date into consideration for any date references.

PrintPlain TextPermalink

Media Contact: James Booker, (903) 670-2266

June 20, 2012



Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center Gearing up for July 4 Fireworks

ATHENS, Texas—Preparations are under way for the annual Fourth of July fireworks show at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC). The show will last approximately one-half hour and is one of the biggest in East Texas.

The fireworks show is directed and produced by Alpha-Lee Enterprises, Inc., of Liverpool, Texas. The show is a Keep Athens Beautiful event.

TFFC will be open for regular visitation from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission for the fireworks show will start at 4 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to fish in the stocked casting pond while waiting for the fireworks, which will begin at dark. No license is required to fish, and bait and tackle are furnished for free. Fishing ends approximately one-half hour before the fireworks begin.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase, and people are encouraged to bring picnics. KCKL (FM 95.9) will broadcast patriotic music during the show.

Pets, alcohol, tobacco products and private fireworks, including “snap caps” and sparklers, are not allowed.

The fireworks show is sponsored and paid for by the City of Athens, local businesses and individuals.

Contributors include: City of Athens; First State Bank; Kim Hodges; East Texas Radiological Consultants P.A., Harold Smitson, M.D.; Charlie and Cindy Akin; Athens Bank; Citizens State Bank; The Cain Foundation; Athens Steel Building Corporation; Lance and Kathryn Etcheverry; Carol and Pat Wallace; East Texas Medical Center Athens; Stephen and Karen Jones; Ellen Key; Lake Athens Property Owners Association; Athens Marina; David and Melinda Thomas; Michael and Nan Clough; Athens Bank/The First State Bank; Dallas Bank of Texas/Tome & Becky Abbott; Carol Barton; Robert W. Bushnell; Dalton Family Properties; Bill and Carmen Hunt; William Goodwin; Bryon and Tamara Lichtenberg; McCord Properties; Mamie Stafford; Sam and Karen Whitten; Charles Span; Melissa and Hillesheim; Thad and Lisa Hardin; Charles and Carletta Ramsey; Nell and Neal Velvin; Peggy and Bob Gould.

 The event has become an area tradition, with many people dressing in red, white and blue in keeping with the holiday theme. Parking is available in the main TFFC parking lot and in an overflow parking area on Peninsula Point Road. Persons using the overflow parking area may enter through Gate C, which is across the street from the parking area.

For more information or directions, call (903) 676-2277.

2012-06-20


More Information:


Publication — Permission is granted to publish, in whole or in part, any news releases on this page.


Print — A print-friendly version of the news release shows only the release with font sizes set to the browser default.


Plain Text — Plain text versions of TPWD news releases are provided for copying and pasting into editing software.

To copy text into an editing software:

  • Click a Plain Text link to display the plain text page in your browser.
  • Select all.
  • Copy.
  • Paste in a document in your editing program.

Permalink — This is a direct link to the news release, omitting the navigation context from the URI.


English/Spanish — News releases posted in both English and Spanish have one of these links.


If you have any suggestions for improving these pages, send an e-mail to webtech@tpwd.state.tx.us and mention Plain Text Pages.

(5.1.6 i)

Back to Top
Back to Top