WILLIAMSON – Upcoming Halloween festivities were discussed at length during Thursday’s meeting of the Williamson City Council.
Following the County Commission’s decision to schedule Trick or Treat on Monday, October 31 from 6 to 8 p.m., the council voted to hold Williamson’s Trick or Treat on that day and time as well.
Halloween events will also be held during that time at the Williamson Field House.
A firework display will take place near the Williamson Field House at 8:30 p.m. on Monday, October 31.
Williamson Fire Chief, Joey Carey discussed the firework display at the council meeting. “It is still in the planning stage as far as the complete diagram that we are going to block off. We have to secure a perimeter for safety…” Carey explained that an area will be blocked off during the firework display for both foot and vehicle traffic for safety purposes. “We are setting this up like an instant command system. I feel that it has to be done that way because we don’t want anyone to get hurt and this show is going to be pretty big. It is a really nice show and we have to make sure that everyone is safe during this time. We are going to have checkpoints all around. Everyone will check in with me that they are clear and I will give them the signal that it is okay to start the show,” Carey stated.
Carey explained that further announcements will be made in the following weeks as the plans become finalized. “We are going to promote it a lot,” Carey said.
The Williamson Fire Department will also be providing additional information concerning the firework display to West End residents and businesses. “We are going to go door to door and give them some information about what to do with their pets during the show and what time they can expect this show to start if they do not want to be in the area during that time. We are going to try to do all we can to educate people on what is going to happen,” Carey said.
Carey explained that the display would be Halloween themed and will be funded by donations. “It is going to look really good. It is a Halloween themed firework display that you would probably go to New York to watch on the barge. That is how good this show is going to look. There are a lot of different things like spider webs and purple and orange. Something new that he is going to start the show with is a 100 foot fireball. It is legal and FDA approved by the Fire Marshall’s Office… It is amazing… I am so excited I can’t stand it. I think everyone will love it,” Carey explained.
(Courtney Harrison is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242 ext. 2279.)