WILLIAMSON – At Thursday’s meeting of the Williamson City Council, Fire Chief Joey Carey and Lt. Stephen Casey discussed finalized plans and distributed a site map to make the public aware of road closures and optimal viewing areas for the firework display scheduled Halloween night in West Williamson.
The firework display will conclude Williamson’s Halloween festivities. Sunset Addition is a popular trick or treat destination and a Halloween Bash has been scheduled at the Williamson Fieldhouse from 6 to 8 p.m.
Lt. Casey, a licensed pyrotechnic technician for Extreme Pyrotechnics, has hand selected every product that will be used in the show. “It is going to be a one of a kind display,” Casey said.
Halloween music will also be featured in the firework event which Casey described as “loosely scripted,” meaning the firework display will correlate with the music. “There are ten different segments and the music should start with that segment,” Casey said.
Casey also discussed the best viewing areas for Monday’s firework display. “The best viewing areas will be at the Tunnel Drive In. They are one of our small businesses in town that are struggling right now and I suggest you go get you a hot dog and a cup of hot chocolate and sit down in their little veranda. It is going to be a front row seat to the show if you aren’t attending the event at the Fieldhouse. If you are at the Fieldhouse, the best thing to do is come straight out of the Fieldhouse and out on the field, pick up some candy on your way through the gate and you will have a front row seat. You will be able to see the show from anywhere in West End. ARH parking lot would be an awesome place to watch the show if you don’t want to deal with the traffic and congestion. There are going to be a lot of areas through town to watch the show if you don’t want to come down and be front and center. The Armory Road at the college and all the way back up will be good places,” Casey said.
The event will also feature fire ball displays. “You will feel the heat off of them so no one be alarmed. It is all part of the show. Nothing has malfunctioned or went wrong but you will feel the heat for a split second,” Casey said.
Carey and Casey also wanted to make pet owners and veterans aware of Monday’s event. “Make sure pets are secure. Even if they are behind a fence, they could still jump the fence. Another thing is veterans. I don’t want to upset anybody with shooting this firework display. If we can put it out there if there are any veterans in the area that have PTSD I apologize for any kind of inconvenience. We just want to give them a heads up so they know ahead of time.”
The firework display has been scheduled Monday October 31, at 8 p.m. in West Williamson near the Williamson Fieldhouse.
Activities have also been scheduled inside the Fieldhouse Monday evening. The Citizens for a Better Williamson and Williamson Park Board are teaming up to provide a Halloween Bash for Williamson’s children at the Williamson Field House from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, October 31.
Several activities have been planned at the Fieldhouse Monday evening. There will be a costume for children in age categories 0 to 5, 6 to 8 and 9 to 12.
Other activities scheduled include a cakewalk and lots of games with small prizes will be featured.
One lucky boy and girl will win a drawing for a bicycle.
The group thanks the many local businesses and citizens who have helped to make this event possible. A complete list of donors will be published after the event. More information is available on an event page for the festivities on Facebook.
(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.)