The firework stands have been here for almost two weeks and many are itching to get ahold of some.
If you’re inside the city limits of Greenwood, you’ll have to find someone outside of the city limits to enjoy setting off the fireworks for a night light show of your own. At this time, there is no listed burn ban, but please check before starting the fun.
Or, better yet, join the Freedom Fest that will be going on during the day and into the night on July 4th, with the fireworks show to begin at 9pm. Don’t forget all of the food and vendors that will be there as well as the fun things for kids.
According to the Greenwood Police Department, they want to make sure everyone stays safe this year around July 4th. Therefore, they have issued this caution:
Shooting of fireworks within the city limits of Greenwood, Arkansas is hereby prohibited and declared unlawful, except from 12 noon until 12am on July 3, 4, 5 & from 12 noon December 31 through 1am on January 1st of each year, providing a burn ban is not in effect at the time. Any person found in violation hereof shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined an amount not less than $100.00 and no more than $1000.00 .
This Ordinance shall not apply to City of Greenwood sponsored events that may from time to time sponsor its own fireworks display.
In the event the county judge issues a burn ban, it shall be a violation of this ordinance to shoot off any fireworks within the city limits of Greenwood Arkansas, during such burn ban.
Pets cannot be forgotten during this time. Many are very afraid of the sounds of fireworks and they could possibly escape from your home, so keep them safe by following the suggestions from the Greenwood Animal Control officer, Daryl Thomas.
Let’s all have a safe and fun holiday.