The Lee County Sheriff’s Office wishes you and your family a safe and exciting 4th of July holiday weekend. The 4th of July holiday is a celebration of our becoming independent as a country on July 4, 1776. To learn more about Independence Day history from PBS.org, click here.
Remember that fireworks can pose a fire and safety hazard to those who use them. Use caution when shooting fireworks, and be sure to follow these recommended safety tips from FireworksSafety.org:
- Read cautionary labels and performance descriptions before lighting a firework
- Never give fireworks to children
- Wear safety glasses when shooting fireworks
- Use the fireworks outdoors, away from buildings and vehicles
- Dispose of fireworks safely (wet them down and place them in a metal trash can until the next day)
For anyone who is traveling this 4th of July weekend, remember to always wear your seat belt and never drink and drive – instead, call a designated driver to get you home safely. Not only do you risk your life when you drive impaired, you are putting the other drivers you share the roadway with at risk, too.
Also, the Giddings Volunteer Fire Department will be selling BBQ by the pound starting at 8:00AM and by the plate starting at 11:00AM on the 4th of July. The Central Texas Sounds will play from 12:00PM to 4:00PM. Live and Silent Auctions will start at 4:00PM. The Blue Sunsets will play from 7:00PM to 10:00PM. Fireworks will start at 10:00PM. All these events will take place at the Fireman’s Park in Giddings.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office wishes everyone a fun and safe 4th of July weekend!
Sheriff Rodney Meyer