Tue. Jul 23rd, 2024

Portales Firework Show Information and Donations Requested

Media Release from the Portales Roosevelt County Chamber:

The Portales Fireworks Show is back and bigger and better than ever before. Set for 9 p.m.
Tuesday, July 4 at the Portales Softball Complex, on the city’s western edge.

“After being dropped by our previous fireworks contractor and being unable to secure someone
new on short notice last year, we’re pleased to have a new company, Hog Wild Pyrotechnics, to
do our show,” said Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Karl Terry.

The Arkansas company has produced the show in Clovis for the last few years. The company has
designed the show to fire from three locations on the field and allow shooters to “paint the sky”
with colorful fireworks. The show will also be choreographed to music with the soundtrack
simulcast on KSEL Country radio at 105.9 FM.

“We definitely urge folks to come on into the Softball Park Complex for the best experience,”
said Terry. “Parking will not be allowed along Industrial Drive but we have lots of room at the
softball complex including a large lot to the north of the complex.”

Terry said there will be a sound system set up on the south side of the front parking lot at the
complex. The Chamber staff will be passing out goodies for the kids while they last. They will
also be making announcements as needed from that location. Just look for the “welcome” feather
flag.

The Portales Police Department and Portales Fire Department are leading the safety plan for the
event in cooperation with other agencies. They will have a command center set up at the walking
path trailhead south of the fireworks site. There will also be fire department vehicles at various
locations around the site if help is needed.

Portales Police remind folks that in order for everyone to stay safe and have a good time a few
rules need to be followed. Those include:
– No alcohol is allowed in city parks
– Pets should be on a leash or preferably left at home
– No personal fireworks will be allowed in surrounding parks during the event
– Stay inside the mowed designated viewing and parking areas to avoid snakes, cactus and
other hazards
– Obey all road closures and traffic control officers
– No one allowed on walking trails entire day of event
– Promptly report any dangerous or hazardous activities to an officer on duty

The east side of the fireworks safety perimeter comes to Industrial Drive from the softball
complex parking lot to the walking trails parking lot. Official personnel only will be allowed in
the immediate area of the pond. No vehicle traffic will be allowed on the access road along the
south side of the softball fields because of the fireworks perimeter and the walking trails also fall
within the perimeter.

According to Terry, the public can monitor the Roosevelt County Chamber Facebook page for
weather and safety updates as the event approaches.

The chamber takes on the community effort to raise funds for the show each year. The goal this
year is $20,000.

“We are still short of that goal,” said Terry. “We’re hoping by fireworks time we’ll have
received enough donations to clear that goal. One of the things that makes this such a community
effort is the way that businesses, individuals and clubs step up to fund the purchase of the
fireworks show. We’ve had individual donations as small as $5 up to business donations in our
Five-Star donor level (over $1,000).

To make a donation call the Chamber at 356-8541 or donate online at portales.com under the
July 4th Fireworks item in the calendar.

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