Fourth of July Fireworks at Waggoner

The Philip Volunteer Fire Department presented its annual fireworks display at dusk, Wednesday, July 3, over Lake Waggoner. Patriotic music was played over 96.7 radio during the fireworks display. Fire Chief Matt Reckling said that the crowd seemed to be pretty good sized. The free will donations helped support the $5,000 cost for the fireworks and will help to make next year’s display even larger. Early ordering earns a discount so the PVFD can bring in the various single shots, including some six inchers, and the many multi-shot batteries commonly called “cakes.” Before and after the huge main event, kids shot off their own fireworks. Many boats dotted the lake during the show. Afterwards, many viewers left, though many stayed behind in campers.