Officials remind residents of firework policies and events

By Ashley Gallagher
News Star Reporter

Wondering where to participate in Fourth of July fun?
Here is a rundown of city-specific fireworks policies and community celebrations in Garvin County.
In Elmore City, residents in city limits are allowed to discharge fireworks at the lake July 1-4. They are required to pick up their trash.
The “God and Country Fireworks Celebration” will take place at Elmore City Lake June 28 at dark. There will be no food, singing or lake access this year due to COVID-19.
In Lindsay, residents are permitted to discharge fireworks in city limits between the hours of 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. June 27 through July 3, and from 8 a.m. to midnight on July 4.
The fireworks cannot be capable of reaching 15 feet or higher and cannot be thrown at or near motor vehicles or people.
Anyone who lights fireworks within 500 feet of any church, hospital, unharvested flammable crop or during a burn ban will be fined. There will be a public fireworks show at Lindsay’s golf course June 27 at dark.
In Maysville, it is illegal to discharge fireworks in city limits. The fine is $275.
In Paoli, it is unlawful for residents to discharge fireworks of any kind in city limits. Paoli will host its Fourth Annual Independence Day Celebration July 3 at Dulin Park. Festivities will begin at 5 p.m. and include food vendors and snow cone machines.
Fire trucks will spray their hoses every hour for children who want to play in the water and cool down.
In Pauls Valley, it is illegal to discharge fireworks of any kind in city limits.
The Pauls Valley Kiwanis Club will discharge fireworks at Wacker Park on July 4, but all other annual festivities are cancelled due to COVID-19. The football stadium will be closed to the public.
Residents are strongly encouraged to practice social distancing and watch from their yards, if possible, or at Wacker Park.
In Stratford, residents can discharge fireworks at the park on July 4 only. The fine for discharging fireworks in city limits is $215.
In Wynnewood, residents cannot discharge fireworks in city limits.
Garvin County residents permitted to discharge fireworks in their area must abide by Burn Ban laws. To check the status for Garvin County, visit www.forestry.ok.gov/burn-ban-info.