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Independence Day in Katy

The City of Katy is preparing for its 21st Freedom Celebration Fireworks display

Fireworks will go off starting at dark – about 9:00 PM – at Katy Mills Mall on July Fourth. Fireworks will be shot off from the east side of the mall, between the mall and Katy Fort Bend Road.

The success of the fireworks displays has been due to the contributions of Katy area business and citizens. However two years ago, the fireworks nearly didn’t light up the sky because of a slump in financial support from local business and because Rice Festival proceeds weren’t being applied to the Fireworks funds that year. Until a local business, Warehouse Pool Supply, stepped up and helped make up the deficit in funds. The Chamber of Commerce has agreed to raise the Rice Harvest Festival ticket prices for 2010 so that a portion of the proceeds can be applied to the 2011 Fourth of July Fireworks display.

Warehouse Pool Supply will again be sponsoring the fireworks display at Katy Mills all this year, as the company has for the last two years. The company has given another grant of $15,000 to ensure the fireworks will go off as usual this fourth. Community donations have added and additional $7,000 to the fireworks kitty.

For anyone wishing to make a donation to make this an even bigger display send your donations in checks or cash to:

“Katy Freedom Celebration”
City of Katy
5718 Second Street
Katy, TX 77493 

If you have any questions, send an e-mail to cshafer@cityofkaty.com or call 281-391-4711.