Mayor’s Budget to Pay for Annual Fireworks Show

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Despite a burn ban in Sebastian County, Fort Smith’s annual fireworks display will go on, according to Mayor Sandy Sanders.

“It's on schedule, we filed a permit, of course the fire department will be on hand and take care of any problems there might be, we are good to go on July the 4th,” said the Mayor.

Last year the fireworks display was cut from the city's budget. Mayor Sanders say this year the display will be paid out of the mayor's budget.

It will cost about $30,000.

The event kicks off at 7 p.m. July 4 at Harry E. Kelley Park with performances by Blue Fiddle, the River Valley Community Band and Mr. Cabbage Head and the Screaming Radishes.

Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.