This year the all-American holiday will fall on a Friday, the perfect way to begin a long weekend.
Gabriel Aleman said he and Angel Care Ambulance Service co-owner Mickie Ochoa will sponsor another huge fireworks display.
Members of the Bee County Commissioners Court approved the use of the Expo Center grounds for the event when they met Monday.
“We spent approximately $3,500 for this event,” Aleman said this week.
“Angel Care employees will again be selling hotdogs, chips and drinks, and all proceeds will be for our Relay for Life team,” Aleman said.
This is the third year for city and county’s emergency medical service provider to sponsor the patriotic fireworks display for Bee County residents.
Aleman said the gates to the Expo Center will open at 6 p.m., and then the members of the Beeville Volunteer Fire Department will start the fireworks when they feel the night sky is dark enough for the ultimate experience.
This year fireworks fans should enter the Expo Center grounds on south side and park near the pavilions. Aleman said a roping event will be in progress at the rodeo arena north of the main building so much of that parking should be taken.
Aleman recommended that everyone bring something comfortable on which to sit, whether it be a blanket or folding lawn chairs.
Then, prepare to relax and marvel at the aerial display.
“Last year, it was a great and successful event,” Aleman said. “We hope to do the same again this year.”
Gary Kent is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 343-5220, or at reporter@mySouTex.com.