By Nick Woodruff
STILLWATER, Okla. —
Boomer Blast is looking to fire up Stillwater residents with a special Fourth of July celebration.
The celebration is privately funded and the city has spent approximately $18,430 for the fireworks show. Boomer Blast has been going on at Boomer Lake for approximately 20 years.
Independence Day starts off with a fishing tournament at Boomer Lake. Tournament registration begins at 5:30 a.m. The tournament starts at 6 a.m. and weigh in will be at 11 a.m. Anyone interested in the tournament can find information about it on the city’s website — stillwater.org.
After the fishing tournament, the city will begin closing the west side of Boomer Lake to get all of the boats and people out of the park to begin firework preparation.
Stephanie Gudgel, the city of Stillwater’s community center supervisor, said Stillwater residents should come join in on the fun and the weather looks like it will be nice on July 4.
“There is supposed to be a cooler front coming through,” Gudgel said. “I think it will be beautiful and we encourage families to participate in the fishing tournament and then come enjoy the firework show later.”
Starting at about 6:30 in the afternoon, vendors will be selling ice cream, food and drinks. Gudgel also said there would be a 40 foot bouncy house for kids to come and enjoy. It is a day full of family fun, she said.