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July 1, 2014

Fireworks abundant in Marlow, Comanche for Friday

DUNCAN — On June 28, Bray was the first in Stephens County to welcome the Fourth of July with its annual fireworks celebration. Marlow and Comanche will soon follow with their own festivities.

The Bray celebration kicked off at 6 p.m. with a chili cookout followed by live performances. Volunteer Todd Press and others performed a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.

The City of Bray’s fireworks show was a hit, Press said.

“It was a big show. The community gave us their support,” said Press. “We shot over 1,900 reloadable shells and seven to eight thousand cakes. It went off really well.”

In Comanche, festivities will begin at 10 a.m. on the Fourth of July with vendors filling the Field of Dreams. The American Legion post will hold an old flag burning at 5 p.m. to begin the celebration. Wilt Brown, Comanche city manager, said the Allen Biffle Band will play from 6 - 9 p.m. with fireworks as their final act.

The Marlow Fourth of July celebrations will kick off at 9:15 a.m. with the city’s annual parade. Sponsored by the Marlow Chamber of Commerce, the procession will begin at Marlow High School. Immediately following its end, food vendors, booths full of merchandise, arts and crafts and rides will set up in Redbud Park.

Brian Davis, club president of the Marlow Lions Club, said the events will last all day, and visitors will have a chance to meet a special guest. Children will have the opportunity to have their pictures taken with a live bear, said Davis. At 7 p.m., Grissle Heads will take the main stage for a concert. Fireworks and a raffle with the prize of a John Deere Gator will cap off the celebration.

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