Firework stands appear around town.

At the city commission meeting on June 5th, the commissioners suspended the ban on the discharge of fireworks in the city limits for the 4th of July holiday.

With this patriotic holiday just around the corner, firework stands seem to be popping up all around town.

Though the sale of fireworks isn’t allowed within city limits, many community members have ventured to stands just outside of town to prepare for this patriotic holiday.

Firework stands around Dodge City include J. Day Fireworks LLC, located at 1510 Pheasant St. and 11174 Kliesen St.; Wholesale Fireworks Enterprises LLC, located at 10830 US HWY 50/10830 West Wyatt Earp Blvd. and 11126 Kliesen; A&A Fireworks located at 1503 Pheasant St. and Kitchen Inc. located at 2301 Jewell Rd.

According to Dodge City public information director Jane Longmeyer, the discharge of fireworks within city limits is allowed from July 1 to July 5 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

“The police department will be issuing tickets and seizing as evidence all fireworks present of violators of these exceptions and limitations,” the Dodge City Police Department posted on their Facebook. “Please be mindful of fireworks and your fellow residents and neighbors.”

Longmeyer stated that the discharge of fireworks is only allowed on private property, and strictly prohibited from areas such as public parks, public recreation areas such as ballfields and soccer fields, school grounds, any public right-of-way or street and parking areas such as the Civic Center or Memorial Stadium.

“Residents are also responsible for cleaning up their fireworks litter,” said Longmeyer. “Residents are asked to be respectful of the rules as they apply to the discharge of fireworks and do so safely.”

All city of Dodge City facilities and public transportation will be closed on Tuesday for the holiday. The city will also host a 4th of July fireworks display at 10 p.m. on Tuesday. Gates will open at 9 p.m. for those interested in attending.

For more information on activities for the 4th of July, visit http://www.visitdodgecity.org.

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