Boonville celebrated America’s birthday with a bang on Tuesday as many gathered at Kemper Park to watch a fireworks display at dusk.

For 20 minutes the fireworks display showcased a wide assortment of colors and styles, which was made possible by area businesses and local donations.

““We were very pleased with the fireworks display that we had on Independence Day.  Even though we did have a slight drizzle, Spirit of ’76 did a fantastic job shooting them.  We are so pleased to have this great company here in our community.  We look forward to working with them again in the future for various endeavors,” Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce Director Laura Wax stated. “People who would like to see a longer and or larger show next year are always able to donate to this event.  We have an account open at Citizens Community Bank on Jackson Road where anyone, individual or business, can make a donation for fireworks.  You just tell them when you go in that you want to donate to that specific account.  Or, you can drop off donations at the Chamber office in the Katy Depot on First Street.”

This year marks a now annual event where fireworks are being shot off during the Fourth of July instead of at Heritage Days.

For years, the end of Heritage Days, marked the firework celebration. Now, the celebration is being kept in tune with the overall celebration with fireworks, allowing more to enjoy the festive atmosphere.