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Boomer Blast Fireworks Show - Friday, Sept. 2

Released:Aug 12, 2016

Chickasaw Telecommunications Services to sponsor annual Boomer Blast July 4 Fireworks Show

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(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Aug. 12, 2016) – Kick off Labor Day weekend with the City of Stillwater at the Chickasaw Boomer Blast fireworks show Friday, Sept. 2 at Boomer Lake Park (Lakeview Road and Washington Street).
 
In lieu of the event, the Sept. 2 edition of Downtown Stillwater’s Friday Food Trucks and Tunes will relocate to Boomer Lake to join in the festivities.
 
“We are excited to get to put on this celebration with our community, and we hope everyone can join us that Friday night,” said Stephanie Kinder, Boomer Blast coordinator. “We’d like to extend our appreciation to our event sponsors for their support of Boomer Blast, and we are thrilled to share the evening with our Friday Food Trucks and Tunes and Downtown Stillwater partners.”
 
Residents are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit back and enjoy the free firework show and more. Parking lots open at 5:30 p.m., the event, including music, inflatables, and food trucks, begins at 6 p.m. and the fireworks show starts at approximately 9:30 p.m. following the Stillwater High School football game.
 
Some of Stillwater’s most popular food truck vendors will attend, along with live musical entertainment from the Full Flava Kings.
 
In anticipation of the event, Boomer Lake Park will close at noon that day. Lakeview Road between Washington and Husband streets will also close at 4 p.m. to allow pedestrians to watch the fireworks show from the bridge. Lakeview will reopen later that night after the event.
 
In the event of inclement weather before or during the fireworks show, Chickasaw Boomer Blast will take place Sunday, Sept. 4. The City of Stillwater follows a contingency plan in the event of rain, which includes assessing whether the grass parking lots are able to support the anticipated 2,000 vehicles that come to Boomer Blast each year.
 
The City of Stillwater would like to thank Chickasaw Telecommunications Services, Oklahoma State University, Kicker, Stillwater Medical Center, Grand River Dam Authority, The Bank N.A., Central Electric Cooperative, Stillwater Chamber of Commerce, OnCueRCB Bank, Stillwater Frontier Rotary, Stillwater Professional Firefighters Local 2095, Arvest Bank and Charlie’s Discount Drug for their sponsorships.
 
For more information about this event, contact Stephanie Kinder at 405-533-8433.
 
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For media inquiries, contact the Office of Marketing and Public Relations at 405-742-8362 or email news@stillwater.org.

Chickasaw Telecommunications Services, Inc. has been serving the Stillwater area for nearly 15 years. Our mission is to provide businesses with a better solution for local and long distance phone, internet and special business services including fiber optic networking, VOIP and various other types of equipment. Chickasaw works with you one-on-one to customize a cost effective package based on your business needs. Our friendly customer service representatives are always available to speak with you at our local office. With technical support located in Oklahoma, you always receive personalized and professional service. After all, Local = Better.

The City of Stillwater is the municipal government for a vibrant university town. The City serves approximately 50,000 residents (including the students of Oklahoma State University) and is responsible for 5,000 acres of parkland, 460 miles of water mains, 230 miles of wastewater collection mains, 400 lane miles of public roads, 50 miles of sidewalks and 27 bridges. While our tagline “Still Pioneering” may be new, we have always worked by this motto as we strive to deliver services and value to our citizens. Still Pioneering reflects the spirit of Stillwater’s heritage and its constant quest for moving forward in education, business, living and city government.

 

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / May 23, 2016) – The City of Stillwater announced today that Chickasaw Telecommunications Services will serve as the title sponsor of the City’s Independence Day fireworks show. The Chickasaw Boomer Blast Fireworks Show will take place Monday, July 4 at Boomer Lake Park in Stillwater.

“We are so excited to have the opportunity to sponsor this family event,” Chickasaw Sales/Marketing Manager Alicia Schultz said. “We stand behind our community and we champion events like this that offer a fun atmosphere for all ages.”

Chickasaw will contribute $5,000 to help offset the cost of the fireworks. The event itself is organized and presented by the City of Stillwater.

Residents are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit back and enjoy the free show. Parking is free and lots open at 6:30 p.m. Lakeview Road Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic in order to accommodate pedestrians. The 20-minute show will start around 9:35 p.m.

If Boomer Blast is rained out, the firework show will be on Tuesday, July 5 or delayed until Labor Day, September 5, 2016.

“We’re looking forward to another successful Independence Day celebration and fireworks show for our Stillwater residents,” Mayor Gina Noble said. “Our community is fortunate to have partners like Chickasaw Telecommunications Services who, for the second year, are willing to contribute and support this event showcased in beautiful Boomer Lake Park.”

On the morning of July 4, the City is also hosting the 19th Annual Family Fishing Tournament at Boomer Lake’s south boat ramp (Lakeview Road and Washington Street). Registration is at 5:30 a.m. Teams may consist of up to four family members. There are both boat and non-boat categories.

“The Stillwater community is fortunate to have events like these and we are proud to be a sponsor,” Schultz said. “Be sure and find us at the events – we will have some cool giveaways.”

For more information about the how your business or organization can be involved in the Chickasaw Boomer Blast Fireworks Show, contact Sponsorship Coordinator Stephanie Kinder at 405-533-8435 or email skinder@stillwater.org.

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For media inquiries, contact the Office of Marketing and Public Relations at 405-742-8362 or email news@stillwater.org.

City code concerning fireworks

According to the City Code Sec. 20-76, it is illegal to purchase, sell, possess or use fireworks in Stillwater city limits. Persons who violate ordinances of the City of Stillwater are subject to arrest or citation.

City ordinances define fireworks as any combustible or explosive composition, or any substance or combination of substances, or article prepared for the purpose of producing visible or an audible effect by combustion, explosion, deflagration, or detonation.

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