The rocket’s red glare will shine over Pikeville in honor of Independence Day.
The Greater Pikeville Improvement Committee is excited to announce the town will host a fireworks celebration this year.
Pikeville Police Sgt. Rodney Jarman is the chairman of the G.P.I.C.
After years without them, Jarman says bringing the fireworks back was one of the committee’s top priorities.
He says the goal was to give residents a Fourth of July weekend fireworks show so they don’t have to travel to other cities.
Also, Pikeville and the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base are the only two Wayne County communities holding fireworks displays this year.
Jarman says the Pikeville event won’t just be fireworks.
There will also be food and beverage vendors, a demonstration from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office K-9, and a cornhole tournament.
Jarman says the committee wanted to keep this year’s fireworks event “manageable,” with the goal of growing the celebration in the coming years.
The Pikeville fireworks celebration is being held at Dees Memorial Park from 6 – 10 PM on Saturday, July 3rd.
The fireworks are scheduled to light up the skies at 9 PM.
You can follow the Greater Pikeville Improvement Committee on its Facebook page.