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Fireworks light up sky, grass blaze cuts show short

Freedom Fest at the Texas Motorplex featured food, fun for kids, a live concert and a huge crowd that enjoyed an abbreviated fireworks show on Saturday night. The Kid Zone, which included face-painting, bounce houses and snow cones, was a hit for families. The crowd also took in the Studebaker band from 7-9 p.m. They featured an array of pop, rock and familiar tunes. “The event is a great expression of the thanks and gratitude we feel for the hard fought freedoms we enjoy,” said Marty Nelson, the director of Ennis Economic Development Corporation. “Plus, the Red, White and Bike Parade was as popular as ever and is the perfect example of genuine “small town Americana.” Everything went off without a hitch until ten minutes into the 22-minute pyrotechnic display, when a wayward launch hit the ground and caused a grassfire. It spread quickly thanks to strong winds and burned out the fireworks system, which led to the end of the show around 9:29 p.m. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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