DOWNEY - Fireworks will be erupting over Downey High School on Monday as the city of Downey celebrates Independence Day with a free fireworks show.Residents are invited to take in the show from the stadium bleachers or bring blankets and chairs for ground seating. Prepared food is allowed but police officers will spot check ice coolers to ensure no alcohol is brought in. Pets, barbecues or outside fireworks are also not allowed. Downey High School booster clubs will also be selling food. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and a DJ will start playing music at 6 p.m. R&B group DW3, whose musical styles have been described as a "cold glass of water on a hot summer day," will perform R&B and Top 40 songs from 7-8:30 p.m. The fireworks show, produced by Pyro Spectaculars, starts at 9 p.m. and will last 20 minutes. Nearly 800 aerial devices will be utilized. Parking will be available at Downey High School, the Downey Theatre and at Stonewood Center. The event is handicap accessible.
********** Published: June 30, 2011 - Volume 11 - Issue 10