Leachville's annual firework display draws big crowd

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Leachville fireworks and activities were held at the Leachville Park sponsored by the Cave Dwellers.

The Cave Dweller's eighth annual fireworks display held at the Leachville City Park drew a large crowd on the Fourth of July.

The Cave Dwellers are made of up of members of the fire department, police department and first responders who collect donations and do fundraisers throughout the year to pay for the fireworks. This year $6,500 worth of fireworks were shot during the 30 minute show that began at 9:11 p.m.

Although the firework display drew a big crowd, the festivities took place throughout the day at the Leachville City Park. A huge slip and slide made children happy, while music played by Terry Darby had people dancing and singing throughout the event. Jana Evans and Katherine Clowers ran the snack wagon.

A giant slip and slide was a popular event added to the Leachville Fireworks night.

All the proceeds from the sale of refreshments as well as crazy string will be used for next year's Fourth of July festivities. The two would like to thank Farmers Market and Frontier Restaurant for donating food to the snack wagon.

Besides fireworks, food and music, there were also prize drawings for kids 10-years-old and younger. The Cave Dwellers would like to thank John Deere and other contributors for donating the prizes.

Alyssa Massey and Bentlee Klinger won $20 while Georgina Chavez and Bailey Johnson won bicycles. Other prize winners were Taylor Benham, Jose Cortez, Kyleen Ruiz, Austin Peterson, Jaiclence Chambers, Max Shipley, Amara Davis, Michael Pyburn, Harold Watkins and Brayden Shephard.

"We want to thank all of our contributors, volunteers and citizens that make this happen every year," Teresa Johnson, Leachville alderman and Cave Dweller," said.

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