Barkley Beach, Prizer Point packed for fireworks shows
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
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There were between 2,500 and 3,000 spectators on Lake Barkley Beach watching the annual Independence Day fireworks show on Thursday night.

John Jordan, administrator for Lake Barkley State Resort Park, said that’s down slightly from the average of 4,000 spectators, and he cited rainy, cloudy weather. Last year, temperatures into the triple digits and lack of rain and the accompanying ban on private fireworks also lowered the number to about 3,000, but both this year and last year the beach was still packed, he added.

The show is funded every year by the Friends of Lake Barkley State Resort Park, and they spent about $7,500 this year, a number Jordan said is consistent with previous years.

At Prizer Point Marina’s first official and public fireworks show, held on the night of Friday, July 5, there were between 1,200 and 1,300 spectators, a number that Prizer Point owner Greg Batts said he was expecting.

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