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Bossier City, LA

#1 Jul 1, 2010
Does anyone know when the Fireworks are in Walnut Ridge? My kids had a blast last year and want to come back this year, but I'm out of town and haven't found anything out about them.
just me

Lake Charles, LA

#2 Jul 1, 2010
4th of July fireworks are on July 2nd.
FormerWr

United States

#3 Jul 1, 2010
Friday July 2nd, I believe the sign in town says that the "gates" or something to that affect will open at 7 with the fireworks begining at 9! hope this helpsit.
NO Rogers

United States

#4 Jul 1, 2010
Yep, this is where the Mayor kicks off her campaign for defeat. Always used to promote the Rogers. Watch for the bragging and crying.
no doubt

Montgomery, AL

#5 Jul 1, 2010
yea id like to shove a roman candle up her bum and lighter off. now that would be a display.
Timing is everything

Belfry, KY

#6 Jul 2, 2010
Take a drive around the areas surrounding the park. There has been some paving of roads taking place all around the area especially in the places where the good citizens of walnut ridge can see it. If you will notice the timing of all of this. Mayor announces in local paper she will run for mayor again. Streets get paved in the same area where the fireworks display will take place. Too many coincidences don't you think?
Arkie

Mountain Home, AR

#7 Jul 2, 2010
I like the fireworks display and camaraderie of celebrating our country's birthday. If the Roger's use the event to strut a little so be it. We can say bye-bye in November, but for now bring on the fire works.
Just Me

United States

#8 Jul 2, 2010
I enjoyed the fireworks and visiting with friends tonight.
Newshound

Lawrenceville, GA

#9 Jul 2, 2010
It is generally good for our city to have a nice fireworks display each year. It would be a shame not to have one. Any mayor or city council can see that they continue.
jennifer

United States

#10 Jul 2, 2010
My husband, kids, and I all enjoyed the fireworks and the music tonight. We even invited my cousin and her 2 children, and my neice and her child and sister-in-law. We all had a great time and plan on coming again next year if the town has it again.
Waste

United States

#11 Jul 2, 2010
I am sorry to say this but after watching the fireworks display and the so called 'pre-fireworks activities' I can't help but to believe that it was a waste of time, money, and energy. I am not referring to Ben Brand nor his talents because I think Ben is a good guy and very talented and he volunteered his time to perform. What I am speaking of is the large amount of money that was spent to have a half-notched festival and display. The funding was primarily donations from local business owners and citizens with the city putting forth a portion of it's own money. If I was the mayor or an alderman I would be ashamed. Collecting donations is perfectly fine but the city should not base the quality of performance off of the donations but instead use the donations as a stepping stone and finance the remaining amount needed with city funds to have a noteworthy festival. The aldermen that say they striving to better the community could sacrifice their July alderman payroll as a donation just like the businesses contribute. The mayor could sacrifice and pay for her own fuel a couple times for the month. Those two suggestions together would bring $1300 towards the festival.
Delighted

Little Rock, AR

#12 Jul 2, 2010
We did not attend the festival, but sat outside with our children to watch the fireworks display. I feel it was one of the greatest displays ever shown in this area! My kids and I are hoping next year will be bigger and better!
WRVOTER

Mountain Home, AR

#13 Jul 3, 2010
Waste wrote:
I am sorry to say this but after watching the fireworks display and the so called 'pre-fireworks activities' I can't help but to believe that it was a waste of time, money, and energy. I am not referring to Ben Brand nor his talents because I think Ben is a good guy and very talented and he volunteered his time to perform. What I am speaking of is the large amount of money that was spent to have a half-notched festival and display. The funding was primarily donations from local business owners and citizens with the city putting forth a portion of it's own money. If I was the mayor or an alderman I would be ashamed. Collecting donations is perfectly fine but the city should not base the quality of performance off of the donations but instead use the donations as a stepping stone and finance the remaining amount needed with city funds to have a noteworthy festival. The aldermen that say they striving to better the community could sacrifice their July alderman payroll as a donation just like the businesses contribute. The mayor could sacrifice and pay for her own fuel a couple times for the month. Those two suggestions together would bring $1300 towards the festival.
I disagree, celebrations like this are great, but it was and should be primarily by donation. We should have things like this without being taxed to pay for it. I want to spend a big thank you to all those businesses who gave their money and time to make it the big success it was.
stupid people

United States

#14 Jul 3, 2010
Waste wrote:
I am sorry to say this but after watching the fireworks display and the so called 'pre-fireworks activities' I can't help but to believe that it was a waste of time, money, and energy. I am not referring to Ben Brand nor his talents because I think Ben is a good guy and very talented and he volunteered his time to perform. What I am speaking of is the large amount of money that was spent to have a half-notched festival and display. The funding was primarily donations from local business owners and citizens with the city putting forth a portion of it's own money. If I was the mayor or an alderman I would be ashamed. Collecting donations is perfectly fine but the city should not base the quality of performance off of the donations but instead use the donations as a stepping stone and finance the remaining amount needed with city funds to have a noteworthy festival. The aldermen that say they striving to better the community could sacrifice their July alderman payroll as a donation just like the businesses contribute. The mayor could sacrifice and pay for her own fuel a couple times for the month. Those two suggestions together would bring $1300 towards the festival.
Your a waste!! You have no idea what your talking about. The mayor does pay for her own fuel, you idiot. I wish people like you would just leave this town, all your doing is breathing up good air that someone beneficial could breath. Jack ass!! We need festivals like this, sounds to me like your just jealous you arent the one that come up with the idea or had the gumption to put it on.
loved it

Bossier City, LA

#15 Jul 3, 2010
I thought the fireworks display was excellent! I hear it is a local man that does the show, which is smart to keep the money here in town. The band was wonderful. My only complaint was that the inflatable slides and things weren't supervised well enough, and my 7 yr old was injured by a big teenager who couldn't wait his turn on the kiddie obstacle course. A big thank you to the businesses and the city for the fun time we and the other families had last night. I hope the city keeps this up.
Waste

United States

#16 Jul 3, 2010
WRVOTER wrote:
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I disagree, celebrations like this are great, but it was and should be primarily by donation. We should have things like this without being taxed to pay for it. I want to spend a big thank you to all those businesses who gave their money and time to make it the big success it was.


So you think it is the responsibility of the local businesses to sponser events such as the fireworks display? That is the stupidest thing you could have said. The business owners own and operate their business for the exact same reason that the working class does, to make money. If you feel that way then you need to chip in your part of the costs just as the business owners. Wow! Some people are just ignorant and expect everything for free!
tommy tatamus

United States

#17 Jul 3, 2010
Waste wrote:
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So you think it is the responsibility of the local businesses to sponser events such as the fireworks display? That is the stupidest thing you could have said. The business owners own and operate their business for the exact same reason that the working class does, to make money. If you feel that way then you need to chip in your part of the costs just as the business owners. Wow! Some people are just ignorant and expect everything for free!
Waste, you are the stupidest person I have ever heard on hear. It is not the RESPONSIBILITY of these businesses to donate,they just do it to help better the community. More than I can say for you...Jack Ass
Tammy

Lake Charles, LA

#18 Jul 3, 2010
Waste wrote:
I am sorry to say this but after watching the fireworks display and the so called 'pre-fireworks activities' I can't help but to believe that it was a waste of time, money, and energy. I am not referring to Ben Brand nor his talents because I think Ben is a good guy and very talented and he volunteered his time to perform. What I am speaking of is the large amount of money that was spent to have a half-notched festival and display. The funding was primarily donations from local business owners and citizens with the city putting forth a portion of it's own money. If I was the mayor or an alderman I would be ashamed. Collecting donations is perfectly fine but the city should not base the quality of performance off of the donations but instead use the donations as a stepping stone and finance the remaining amount needed with city funds to have a noteworthy festival. The aldermen that say they striving to better the community could sacrifice their July alderman payroll as a donation just like the businesses contribute. The mayor could sacrifice and pay for her own fuel a couple times for the month. Those two suggestions together would bring $1300 towards the festival.
You have no idea what you are talking about. It is not your money being used, right? So don't worry about it! I enjoyed the show and so did my entire family. Say something positive, do something to help out or just be quiet. Better yet run for Mayor and fix everything yourself.
Waste

United States

#19 Jul 4, 2010
Tammy wrote:
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You have no idea what you are talking about. It is not your money being used, right? So don't worry about it! I enjoyed the show and so did my entire family. Say something positive, do something to help out or just be quiet. Better yet run for Mayor and fix everything yourself.
Glad you enjoyed it. I'm sure you were one of the local monthly check recipients that always congragate right in front of the stage and use the festival as a way to gripe moan and groan about being broke but refuse to get off your butt and get a job!
Tammy

Lake Charles, LA

#20 Jul 4, 2010
Waste wrote:
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Glad you enjoyed it. I'm sure you were one of the local monthly check recipients that always congragate right in front of the stage and use the festival as a way to gripe moan and groan about being broke but refuse to get off your butt and get a job!
LOL No not exactly. I get paid twice per month from my employer. Look waste it is obvious you have an axe to grind but you are missing the mark on this thread. I understand if you have a problem with the current city government but this event seemed to be a great success. I could have taken my kids anywhere I wanted but a lot of people can't and those kids look forward to the fireworks at the park. Please keep posting so everyone will understand how uneducated you are.

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