Sumner's Christmas Eve fireworks show set

By CLAY MCFERRIN,

SUMNER — Christmas Eve will be ushered in with a bang and a heavenly light show during the annual fireworks show here Monday night, Dec. 24, beginning at 7.

The traditional Christmas Eve event will be orchestrated as usual by professional technicians from LaFollette, Tennessee-based Pyro Shows.

The fireworks will be launched from the Cassidy Bayou bridge in the heart of town, and the display can be best viewed from the streets along the bayou north of the bridge.

The bridge will be closed to traffic from 6:45 p.m. until after the show.

Because regulations require that the public be kept at a safe distance from the bridge during the show, boundaries will be established on both sides of the bridge, noted Sumner Town Clerk Toni Clark.

The public is asked to watch for the boundary markers and to remain outside of the marked area, Clark added.

Responsibility for organizing the privately financed fireworks display, long a labor of love for town residents John and Mona Whitten, among others, has this year become a project of Sumner government officials, Clark explained.


IN THE PHOTO: Fireworks rain down on Cassidy Bayou Bridge in Sumner during a previous Christmas Eve fireworks show.

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