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Fireworks show rocks Cummings Stadium

By Staff, 07/8/19 8:59 AM

PRESCOTT – High temperatures and humid conditions didn’t stop area residents from filling up Cummings Stadium for the Second Annual Prescott Fireworks Show Friday night.

Though it was hot and humid, vendors helped patrons battle the conditions with snow cones and homemade ice cream, along with water and soft drinks. Students in Prescott High School sold homemade ice cream to help raise money for a trip to Costa Rica next year. The flavors included: chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, butterfinger and peach.

South Down Main entertained the audience before the fireworks display began. The band played a lot of country and rock classics. T-shirts were thrown into the crowd as well, giving some luck visitors a souvenir to take home. Glow sticks were also handed out as people entered the stadium.

Prescott Mayor Terry Oliver said the Prescott City Council increased the budget for the show to $5,000, which helped defray the cost of the shirts and band, along with the fireworks. He urged everyone attending to “eat, drink and be merry” reminding parents there was a bounce house for the children.

Oliver thanked the Prescott-Nevada County Chamber of Commerce for the work it did on organizing the fireworks show and getting the band. He also lauded the Prescott City Council and city employees, saying shows like this take a lot of work.

The stands were slow to fill, but fill they did the later it got. Many waited till the sun went down before showing up to avoid the heat. Quite a few simply parked at the Jones Sports Complex to get a better view of the fireworks when they went off.