Fireworks stands are up and running at four locations in El Dorado, several of which are fundraisers for various organizations.


Fireworks stands are up and running at four locations in El Dorado, several of which are fundraisers for various organizations.

The Assembly of God Church put up a fireworks tent for the first time this year, located on the site of their new building on McCollum Road.

“We’re raising funds for the church building and they said this was a good fundraiser,” said Debra Robinson, church member.

“We’re learning a lot.”

To encourage people to stop by their tent, they are giving away a Toyota Tundra, which will be drawn for on July 7. They also will hold a drawing for a box of fireworks on July 4.

They also will be taking donations for the building fund if anyone wants to make a donation.

Their TNT Fireworks tent will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through July 2; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 3 and 4; and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 5.

A second fireworks tent is being run by the Butler Community College cheerleaders in the North Main Center.

They are working to raise money to go to National’s again this coming school year.

“Last year was our first year,” said Bethan Foos, a sophomore student and Butler and cheerleader. “They decided we did it well, so they let us do it again.”

They were enjoying running the fireworks tent.

“Other than setting up, it’s not bad,” said Jessica Harrouff, a freshman and on the cheerleading squad.

“It’s fun seeing the variety of fireworks,” Foos said.

Their World Class Fireworks tent will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. through July 4.

The Trading Station also has set up a tent on West Central by their store. This is the second year they have had a tent.

They are offering one new package of fireworks called “Laying Down the Lay” that offers a little bit of everything they sell. They also have a larger assortment of artillery fireworks.

They are open from 8 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday and 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through July 4.

The fourth fireworks stand is being run by Calvary Tabernacle Church and is located on the north side of West Central.

“All of the money goes to helping children,” said Pastor Rick Freeman.

It will be used for such things as taking the teens on a trip to Silver Dollar City and the church’s fall festival, among other miscellaneous items. They also are taking care of two twins whose father died.

In addition to offering the fireworks, they ar having something different each night, such as horses to pet, and free hot dogs. They also have a bounce-around set up for the kids.

The church also is holding a give-away, with the grand prize being $200 worth of fireworks, a second place prize of a chimenea and a barbecue grill for third place.

They are open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. through July 3, 8 a.m. to midnight on July 4 and 8 a.m. to noon July 5.