Rescheduled fireworks to be held at Warner Robins soccer field

wcrenshaw@macon.comAugust 2, 2013 

WARNER ROBINS -- Plans are still on to hold the postponed Independence Day fireworks after the Little League Baseball Southeastern Regional championship game Aug. 9, but attendees probably won’t see the display too well from the stadium.

The fireworks will be held at the nearby Central Georgia Soccer Association facility at 110 Snellgrove Drive. Allen Tatman, project chairman for the Civitan Club, which is organizing the event, said those attending the game will have to walk only a short way to get a good view of the fireworks.

The annual event was postponed twice due to rain and lightning. As of Friday, the weather forecast for Aug. 9 calls for a 30 percent chance of rain.

Tatman said the new location should be better for traffic and parking than even the traditional location, McConnell-Talbert Stadium.

The fireworks are scheduled for 9:30 p.m. but will not go off until the championship game is over so as not to interfere. The game is being broadcast on ESPN.

Although it had not been updated Friday, Tatman said people should soon be able to get more information at www.celebratewr.com, including a map of parking locations.

The event is paid for by the city of Warner Robins and local businesses.

“Having the Southeast Regional Little League tournament in our city has been a wonderful experience thus far, and we felt it would be a great idea for it to end with a bang,” Mayor Chuck Shaheen said in a release.

As a tribute to the Band of the Air Force Reserve, the show will feature a soundtrack recording by different groups within the band. The band organized the annual fireworks show for years and played a concert in conjunction with it, but the band now is being deactivated.

Because there is not an adequate sound system in the area, the release stated, audience members are encouraged to bring radios and tune in to WRWR (AM 1350 or FM 107.5) to hear the championship game and then stay tuned for the fireworks soundtrack.

The fireworks venue will open at 8 p.m. Attendees should not bring glass containers, alcohol, bicycles, pets, backpacks or fireworks.

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