Posted: Jun 29, 2022, 8:23 AM
South Bossier Parish will be in the spotlight Monday, July 4 when the KTBS Freedom Festival giant fireworks display ignites at South Bossier Park, illuminating one of the parish police jury's top recreational and sports facilities.
Monday's fireworks display is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m., and visitors attending the event will be allowed to enter beginning at 5 p.m. Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office deputies will be supervising parking and traffic control, and will be joined by the police jury's Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit to provide safety and security.
Plans have been made to further ensure the
safety of persons attending the display. South Bossier Fire District #2 will
have units on hand for the evening, and the Bossier Parish EMS will also be
present in case of medical emergency.
"Our goal is to be host to an event that
will be entertaining and safe for everyone,” said Bossier Parks and Recreation
Director Warren Saucier. "There's been a lot of hard work and planning to
make this an event for all our people. It's also been a great example of how
all our agencies can come together and make things work."
In addition to ample designated parking areas
for personal vehicles, a space has also been set aside for recreational vehicles.
"We received some phone calls asking if
RVs would be permitted and we agreed," Saucier said. "We've
designated a very attractive area near the bayou (Red Chute), but there will
not be power available. The RVs need to be able to provide their own
Saucier said individuals can watch the
fireworks from their vehicles since visibility at the park will be
unobstructed. If persons prefer, a large area has been designated for anyone
who wishes to bring lawn chairs or blankets and view the display outside.
Those planning to attend Monday's event will have the opportunity to eat on the grounds with three food trucks setting up to provide treats for all ages. Handling those food services will be Larry P's Boiling Pot (fried catfish, fried shrimp), Tasty Treats (snow cones, wraps, burgers, po-boys), and Southern Paradise Sneaux (snow cones).