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West Tawakoni Independence Day Celebration

WEST TAWAKONI - Lone Oak’s Colten O’Neill will provide the entertainment for the annual West Tawakoni Independence Day Celebration.

The celebration will be held Tuesday at the West Tawakoni city park, with the park opening at 4:30 p.m. O’Neill is set to take the stage at 7:30 p.m., with a possible firework show after dark.

According to the Quinlan-Tawakoni News, the West Tawakoni City Council voted to approve a fireworks display for this year's celebration if insurance coverage met guidelines approved by the Texas Municipal league. However, the city was waiting on word from the TML at last report.  If approved, the West Tawakoni Volunteer Fire Department will set off  fireworks shortly after dark. 

West Tawakoni hasn’t had the funds in the past several years and fundraising fell short on affording the services of a licensed pyrotechnician, which is required by state law, for a professional fireworks display.
The fire department has offered their services in setting off consumer fireworks, which do not require the services of a licensed pyrotechnician. 

If fireworks are not possible, O’Neill will continue to perform.  If there are fireworks, O’Neill will return to the stage after the display.