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Complex packed for fireworks show

By Staff, 07/2/21 10:13 AM

PRESCOTT – Threats of rain did nothing to keep people away from the City of Prescott’s annual fireworks show Thursday night.

Though the skies were overcast and a few drops of rain fell, the show went on, starting with the band, Junction Blue kicking things off. The band performed country, rock and blues for the most part, including songs from Otis Redding and Bob Seger. Food trucks were open outside Cummings Stadium to provide a snack or dinner for those attending. Assuredly, though, they kept the patrons supplied with plenty to drink on the hot, muggy evening.

When the band stopped at 8:45 p.m. the fireworks show kicked off. As is tradition with this show, the first fireworks are set off when the band reaches “and the rockets red glare” portion of the national anthem. When the band hit that refrain, the skies lit up at the Johnson Sports Complex, and stayed lit up for the next half hour.

The crowd was slow to arrive, with few in the stands when the band kicked off its performance. However, as the skies grew darker, more and more people arrived to enjoy the show. Parking was at a premium at the complex where people gathered early to see the fireworks up close and personal. In addition, the street around the complex had cars parked so people could watch, and yards were filled with people in lawn chairs ready for the spectacle.

More than 100 fireworks were set off during the show, keeping the audience entertained.