Archive for Thursday, July 3, 2008

4th of July festivities set to kick off Friday

July 3, 2008

Independence Day festivities will officially kick off at 7 p.m. in the Eudora Middle School parking lot with music played by a DJ.

Fireworks, which cost the city $6,000, will follow a little after 9 p.m.

Fireworks are set off just west of the baseball and softball fields at Eudora High School.

Those who go to watch the fireworks are instructed to not park on the grass.

The city allowed fireworks to be set off as early as Tuesday. With the exception of Friday, when fireworks can be set off until midnight, residents are not to set off any fireworks later than 10 p.m.

Eudora Police Chief Greg Dahlem said when it comes to setting off fireworks, people simply need to use common sense and common courtesy.

"Be respectful of your neighbors," he said. "Try to be neighborly; if stuff goes into your neighbor's yard, go pick it up. Don't shoot fireworks at people or at their houses and just leave any debris in one pile at the end of your driveway."

He also suggested keeping a hose ready to go in case there is a fire.

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