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Flint Creek Water Park prepares for Independence Day celebration

Flint Creek Water Park in Wiggins is preparing for its annual fireworks blowout on Friday evening. Flint Creek Water Park in Wiggins is preparing for its annual fireworks blowout on Friday evening.
There will be things to do for people of all ages. There will be things to do for people of all ages.
Year after year, this show is a family favorite for enjoying fireworks on the Fourth of July. Year after year, this show is a family favorite for enjoying fireworks on the Fourth of July.
WIGGINS, MS (WLOX) -

Flint Creek Water Park in Wiggins is preparing for its annual fireworks blowout on Friday evening. Year after year, this show is a family favorite for enjoying fireworks on the Fourth of July.

There will be things to do for people of all ages. You can catch a live band at 7 p.m. Then, at 8:30 p.m., there will be a patriotic tribute to our veterans.

The fireworks at Flint Creek are set to begin at 9 p.m.

It's the biggest day of the year at the Wiggins water park and a huge crowd is expected, but park officials say they are prepared.

"Safety is our top priority when planning an event, certainly when you have large crowds coming in.  We work with the local Stone County Sheriff's Department, the Wiggins Police Department. They always pitch in and help out, because they realize that the tourism impact it has on our community," said Chad Shutler. "Safety is a big thing. We will have the ambulance service that will be here on site in case there is a heat related emergency. Also, we will have rescue seven, that is out of Hattiesburg, that provides air service for Stone County. They will be on site if that need arises."   

After the celebration, crews will continue their work on a multi-million dollar makeover of the water park. Flint Creek is set to get its first restaurant, and there are plans for new water slides and a goofy golf course.

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