Community July 4th fireworks celebration
to take place on ACU campus;
United States Air Force Band of the West
to perform


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 p.m.

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 audio accompaniment.

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 celebration include:

  • 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 campus.
  • The ACU campus is a smoke-free environment.
  • While picnics are encouraged, on-site barbecues are not permitted.
  • Portable toilets will be provided for the comfort of guests.

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