The Philip Volunteer Fire Department presents its fireworks display every year on July 3. See more celebration photos on page nine.

Fireworks, July 3, 2015, at Lake Waggoner, Philip, SD

The Philip Volunteer Fire Department presented its annual fireworks display at dusk, Friday, July 3, over Lake Waggoner.
Patriotic music was played over 96.7 radio during the fireworks display.
The free will donations helped support the $6,500 cost for the fireworks and will help to make next year’s display even larger. The cost two years ago was $5,500, and last year’s was $6,500. 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.” Somehow, the PVFD got four 12-inch shells for the display.
Before the huge main event, kids shot off their own fireworks at the beach area and on the hills surrounding Lake Waggoner. Many viewers left after the display, though many stayed behind in campers.
See more fireworks photos in the Image Gallery!

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