By: Cayce Lee
The Athens-Limestone Tourism has been given the go-ahead from the state fire marshal’s office to have the annual Red, White & Boom display with one twist – drive-in style viewing to meet the safety guidelines laid out by the Centers for Disease Control, the Governor’s Office, and Alabama Public Health.
The Red, White & Boom: Drive-In Firework Show will be held on the July 4 at Athens Middle School/Athens Stadium near the intersection of U.S. Highway 31 and Alabama Highway 251, with view available from adjacent properties. Athens-Limestone Tourism has partnered with Outlaw 105.1 to provide synchronized music to go along with the firework show and other Independence Day music before the show begins.
Teresa Todd, Athens-Limestone Tourism President, said, “Initially, we decided to postpone until later in the year but with the community pleas to have the show on the 4th of July and the relaxed guidelines for organizations hosting events, we reconsidered having the event.”
Mrs. Todd continued, “One of our main priorities is protecting our guests and community from the COVID-19 virus, and the best way to meet this goal is to keep everyone in their vehicle as much as possible. If everyone will cooperate and remain in their vehicles, use masks, and social distance if they need to get out of their vehicle, this can be a fairly safe event for everyone.”
The show will begin anywhere from 8:30 – 8:45 p.m. It is advised for people to find their parking spots by 8 p.m. There will not be any other activities associated with this event. Additional information is at: www.visitathensal.com/red-white-and-boom—july-4.html
By: Cayce Lee
Social Media Specialist, Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association