A dazzling Community Fireworks holiday show underway | Local News – Kansas News

A dazzling Community Fireworks holiday show underway | Local News –  Kansas News

A celebration of American Independence Day is set for grand style within a few weeks at Warnock Lake.

Pyrotechnician Dave Hundley and his crew comprised mostly of family members are itching to set off the thousands of firework shells for the 65th annual community festivity. It’s a tradition Atchison Lions Club originated years ago.

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, July 4 and plan to come early to enjoy the night. Hundley encourages all to make plans and bring picnic baskets full of refreshments. The main event will begin at dusk.

“The fireworks will be spectacular,” Hundley said, adding that event goers can plan to see about 3,412 shells light up the skies at Warnock Lake.

The shells range in size from an inch to five inches in length, Hundley said. Event goers might expect to mostly see aerials, some fountains dancing on the water, strobes to possibly include some that float and red, white and blue pears.

The 40-minute show will be similar to what we’ve had in the past with some surprises, Hundley said.

If Mother Nature sends rain showers in early evening hours then the tentative rain date for the show is dusk Wednesday, July 5 at the lake.

The fireworks will be shot off from the northern side of the dam of the lake.

Any persons, businesses, organizations and corporations may donate to the Atchison Community Fireworks Show. The Atchison Globe and Atchison Lions Club are accepting donations as in years past. The goal is $10,000 to cover expenses for…

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