Community July 4th fireworks celebration
to take place on ACU campus;
United States Air Force Band of the West
For immediate release
June 27, 2001
Abilene's community fireworks show celebrating the July
4th Independence Day holiday will take place at Crutcher
Scott Field on the northeast corner of the Abilene Christian
University campus. Gates to the grandstand open at 7 p.m.,
entertainment starts at 7:45 p.m., and the fireworks show
starts at approximately 9:30 p.m.
Musgrave Enterprises is sponsoring the fireworks display,
while ACU and the Abilene Chamber of Commerce are
co-sponsoring the event.
Guest seating is available in the grandstand free of
charge at Crutcher Scott Field. People will not have access
to the baseball field itself, but they will have access the
grounds surrounding the field.
Gates and concession stands open at 7 p.m. Concession
stands inside the park will offer soft drinks, Gatorade,
water and a full line of concession foods including
hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecue, nachos, Frito pie, popcorn,
assorted candies and chips.
Live entertainment starts at 7:45 p.m. The United States
Air Force Band of the West from Lackland Air Force Base in
San Antonio will perform.
The Band of the West travels in excess of 20,000 miles
each year performing a variety of music ranging form serious
works for concert band to Broadway musical excerpts to
contemporary patriotic songs to lift spirits and fill
American hearts with pride.
The Dyess Air Force Base Color Guard also will present
the colors before the national anthem at approximately 8:45
The fireworks show is scheduled to start at 9:30 p.m.
KACU, 89.7 FM, will air a patriotic concert to coincide with
the fireworks display.
People watching the fireworks show from their vehicles
outside of the baseball park can tune to KACU 89.7 for the
The Abilene Police Department, Abilene Fire Department
and numerous community volunteers will assist in maintaining
a pleasant evening for all who attend the celebration. Notes
important to the public attending the fireworks show and
- Parking will be available across Ambler Avenue north
of Crutcher Scott Field. Some ACU parking lots will be
closed due to construction, but open lots will be
available to the public. If cars are parked in obviously
illegal, hazardous locations or break barriers, they will
be ticketed or towed.
- The possession and use of fireworks inside the city
limits is illegal. Such items will be confiscated.
- Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the ACU
- The ACU campus is a smoke-free environment.
- While picnics are encouraged, on-site barbecues are
- Portable toilets will be provided for the comfort of
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