Ron Skoczen holds his son, Nicoli, 3, who was looking forward to the 2017 fireworks show. / File photo
By MATT BLOIS
Nolensville is aiming to have a fireworks show that will last for 20 minutes for the Fourth of July celebration on June 30. The Board of Mayor and Alderman voted last Thursday to spend $11,000 on the fireworks and radio promotion of the event.
Alderman Brian Snyder called that price a bargain.
“$11,000 for an event that has almost 10,000 people is unheard of,” he said. “This is a steal of a deal.”
The display will begin at 9 p.m. on June 30 at the Nolensville ball fields on Nolensville Park Road. Festivities start at 6 p.m. with live music, food trucks and inflatables.
It includes 487 shells in the main part of the display, as well as 300 more shells for the grand finale. The shells range in size from 3 inches to 6 inches. It’s supposed to last between 19 and 22 minutes.
The town will also get 200 commercials for the event on WAKM.
“It’s old school Williamson County and people still listen and they hear about it,” Snyder said.
There will also be a remote broadcast on June 29 from the Nolensville Town Hall with city officials and sponsors.
The Nolensville Fire Department will be standing by at the event to make sure nothing accidentally catches on fire at the launch site.