Jun 072013

The Winslow Chamber of Commerce has begun accepting donations for the annual fireworks show. This is a community-supported event. Please call Dan Simmons at 289-5872 or drop off a donation at Simmons Realty, located at 401 W. Third St.
The Winslow fireworks event, The North East Arizona Freedom Festival, will begin at 12 noon on Thursday, July 4, with an old fashioned carnival, including a ring toss, gunny sack races and many other activities. It will be held at Eagle pavilion behind the visitors center.
According to Chamber Director Bob Hall, “Our fireworks show is 2½ hours long. We don’t use computers to set them off, it is all old school.” Organizers have to take a 20-minute break to allow the pipe used to cool off, which is when the halftime show begins.