The Lamar County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors recently voted to end their commitment to organize the annual 4th of July fireworks display in the city of Paris. The Chamber took on this responsibility in 2015 from the Paris Rotary Club.
“There were several factors that went into the decision. First, it is an incredibly time-consuming commitment for the Chamber staff but doesn’t coincide with our mission to promote local businesses. Moreover, in the past few years, additional municipalities within the county we serve, like Reno and Blossom, are hosting their own fireworks shows,” said Chamber President Paul Allen.
He further explained, “The cost of the fireworks display is underwritten by donations by several sponsors and individuals. So really, we just need a group willing to organize the event and collect the sponsorships.”
Any party interested in hosting the annual 4th of July fireworks in Paris can contact the Chamber for more information at 903-784-2501.
“We are confident that another entity will come forward to organize the annual event,” said Allen.