The air was filled with a patriotic spirit on Independence Day as people from miles around filled White Hall High School Football Stadium for the annual fireworks display that is provided by the city of White Hall. It is made possible each year by donations made from several local sponsors.
Admission was free;however, adults were asked to bring a canned good for the White Hall Food Pantry. For those that forgot to bring an item or that were unaware of the request for goods, an announcement was made that they could drop off items at the police department the following day.
An all American playlist of songs filled the air to entertain visitors before the show and during the display.
Attendees filled the home side of Bulldog Stadium to near capacity and a few trickled over to the visitors’ side. Others made themselves comfortable in the parking lot siting in lawn chairs, on tail gates and on blankets in grassy areas. Kids were hoisted on their parents’ shoulders for a better look and couples embraced each other while looking toward the southern sky.
There were an estimated 500 plus in attendance.
The show began as the national anthem was played and everyone stood to salute the flag which was raised by a fire truck and illuminated by a spotlight.
The music continued but there was a silence among the crowd that showed a sense of respect for what the fireworks represented.
Visitors enjoyed nearly a half hour of sparkles, pops and music before the show came to a close. This presentation continues to draw in more spectators each year.