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City postpones Boomer Blast Fireworks Show

Released:Jun 29, 2020

UPDATE

Update: The City of Stillwater would like to remind residents that the use of fireworks within City limits is prohibited, as noted by City code (Code 1966, § 8-11; Code 1982, § 12-52). The City thanks residents for their cooperation.


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(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / May 26, 2020) – Out of concern for public health and safety in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City has postponed this year’s Boomer Blast event, an annual Independence Day celebration on July 4. The City is exploring options for a show later this year.

“We know it’s a disappointment; however, this decision was made out of concern for our community,” Special Events Coordinator Stephanie Kinder said. “We’d like to thank our residents and donors for not only their patience and understanding, but their continued support each year.”

The City is exploring options for a firework show later this year instead, but it is contingent upon funding and other community events. The City will update its residents through Stillwater.org/news and its social media accounts.

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For media inquiries, contact the Department of Marketing and Civic Engagement at 405.742.8219 or email news@stillwater.org


City code concerning fireworks

According to the City Code Sec. 20-76, it is illegal to purchase, sell, possess or use fireworks in Stillwater city limits. Persons who violate ordinances of the City of Stillwater are subject to arrest or citation.

 
City ordinances define fireworks as any combustible or explosive composition, or any substance or combination of substances, or article prepared for the purpose of producing visible or an audible effect by combustion, explosion, deflagration, or detonation.

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