Fourth of July fireworks festivities planned at Lake Nasworthy

Colorful fireworks will fill the sky once again this Fourth of July as Family Power Sports presents the fourth annual Light up the Night Liberty Fest 2016 Monday at Lake Nasworthy. 

The event is organized by the Lake Nasworthy Homeowners Association, who collects donations from the community to produce the event.

“If we didn’t have community support we wouldn’t have this. This event is 100 percent supported by community donations from local businesses and people,” said Tammy Brown, chairperson for the July fourth fireworks.

According to Brown, it takes $1,000 per minute to produce the fireworks display. Each year, the total cost is between $20,000 and $30,000.

The fireworks will be launching next to the Goodfellow Air Force Base Recreational Camp. While the fireworks display can be seen from anywhere on the lake, the best spot is at Mary E. Lee Park. Brown suggests people get there early to claim a spot because the public areas fill up quickly.

The fireworks will begin when the sun sets, between 8:45 p.m. and 9 p.m.

The Lake Nasworthy Home Owner’s Association is also hosting the poker run earlier in the day. Boats interested in participating need to register at the Horseshoe Bend Park Area on Lake Nasworthy. Registration begins at 10 a.m. with the poker run kicking off at noon.

Entrants will have until 3 p.m. to locate and visit all five of the host docks, pick up tokens and return to a social mixer while the winners are being identified.

Following the poker run is a boat parade where the best decorated boats will receive first, second and third place honors.