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June 30, 2013

Food, music and, of course, fireworks set for Boomin’ 4th

By BRIAN SMITH

HUDSON OAKS – Planning to be bigger and better than last year’s inaugural event, Boomin’ 4th is just around the corner.

The event, scheduled for 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday at Hudson Oaks’ Voyles Park, is sponsored by the City of Hudson Oaks and the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce. Last year, more than 6,500 people came out for the first-time event to enjoy food, music and a fabulous fireworks show.

Because of the success of last year’s event, estimated attendance this year is expected at around 10,000 for the free festivities. In anticipation of the crowds, more shuttles are being offered from Walmart.

“Building on the success of last year’s event that drew a crowd in excess of 6,500, we are adding several extra shuttles to help expedite the flow of traffic,” said Kay Huse, marketing and event specialist for the chamber. “We will have six shuttle buses located at Walmart (in) Hudson Oaks. We appreciate Walmart allowing us to use their parking lot for guests to park-n-ride.”

Shuttles from the Walmart lot will begin at 5 p.m.

EPCCC President Lisa Flowers said excitement for the event is building.

“The Chamber Board of Directors and staff are excited about the second annual Boomin’ 4th event, each year will continue to grow and be the most dynamic fireworks show in Parker County,” Flowers said. “We have a community of sponsors that help the chamber bring the Boomin’4th to fruition, we could not do it without our sponsors.”

Local artist Katy Keenie will highlight the musical entertainment. Arts and crafts, face painting, fire safety tips and more will keep the family entertained before the grand finale, an impressive 25-minute rousing fireworks display sponsored by Jerry’s GM and Charlie Gilchrist’s Southwest Auto Group. The display will be produced by Atlas Enterprises Inc., renowned in the fireworks show industry, and promises to light up the skyline.

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