We were glad to receive word this week that the town of Sumner’s annual Christmas Eve fireworks show is still on.
This longstanding tradition, viewable along the banks of Cassidy Bayou near the town square, has enthralled thousands of people over the years.
The professional show is privately funded, so it costs John Q. Public not one red cent.
This year’s fireworks show will be held on Thursday, Dec. 24, starting at 7 p.m.
While no special COVID-19 conditions are being imposed on spectators of this outdoor event, Sumner Town Clerk Toni Clark said she hopes people will use good judgement while attending.
“People know they are supposed to social distance,” Clark said. “I hope everyone takes the proper precautions. We want everybody to be healthy, safe and well.”
Most of us want to feel as “normal” as possible now. Being able to watch a fireworks show on the banks of the Cassidy, on one of the most magical nights of the year, will go a long way toward making that happen — if only for a little while.
Good going, Sumner, for staying the course.