Pyne Road Park firework show spared from shortage and will go on as planned

Published 10:30 pm Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Troup County Parks and Recreation will host its annual Fourth of July Fireworks Show at Pyne Road Park on Monday, July 4, 2022. The gates will open at 3 p.m. with an entry fee of $10 per vehicle. This family-friendly event will have local vendors who will be selling food and drinks. The fireworks show will begin at dark.

“It’s a Troup County tradition that has been going for decades,” said Lance Dennis, Director of Troup County Parks and Recreation. “It’s a time to assemble with your family, enjoy the beautiful view of the lake and see the firework show. As always, we are excited for folks to come out.”

Boats, trailers, pop-up tents and pets that are not service animals are not allowed.

This year’s festivities will feature a chance to win $1,000 by entering GOAT’s Food Truck Burger Eating Competition. To join the competition, register at https://4thofjuly.paperform.co.

In lieu of upcoming patriotic gatherings, there were some rumblings of a firework shortage both in LaGrange and West Point. “We [LaGrange] had ours booked and ready to go in advance,” Dennis said. “It cost us a little bit more this year than in the past, but we booked this thing about 10 months ago.”

Troup County Parks & Recreation will be partnering with long-time sponsor Jackson Services. Jackson will provide air-conditioned tents for the community again this year.

Next year the Pine Road Park Firework Show may look a little different from this year and the past years. The Oakfuskee Conservation Center contract was recently awarded and looks to start construction approximately a month after this year’s show. The Oakfuskee Center is set to be built approximately in the same area where the show usually takes place.

“We may start moving a little bit of dirt and doing some demolition shortly after the firework show. then we hope to be full-fledged started with the construction of the building sometime in August and September,” Dennis said. “While construction is happening, we will come up with a plan for next year’s fireworks celebration.”