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PrattTribune - Pratt, KS
  • Fireworks planned for the Fourth

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  • American Legion Post 86 Riders, along with shooter Richard Mosshardt, and the Pratt Fire Department will provide an Independence Day fireworks display at the Pratt County Veterans Memorial Lake. The fireworks will begin about dusk.
    The Pratt City and Pratt County Commissions will pay about half the expense of the fireworks.
    Along with the celebration, the Legion Riders will sell hamburgers and hotdogs at the south pavilion near the lake entrance, as a fund-raiser for the American Legion baseball teams.
    Already the RV campground at the west side of the lake is filling up. Lake manager Nick Birdsong said he has taken all the reservations he will accept, and the remainder of the slots will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Camping fees will be owed for every day the unit occupies a pad.
    Camping is also available on the piers, on a first-come, first-served basis.
    On the fourth, traffic will move only one way around the lake. Drivers should continue traveling east when they enter the property, and circle the lake in a counter-clockwise pattern.
    People are welcome to bring their own fireworks — a few areas are off limits, and they are posted, Birdsong said.
    Glass bottles are prohibited, and visitors are encouraged to clean up after themselves — plenty of trashcans are provided.
    Fireworks are prohibited within the city of Pratt.
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