Smith Lake Park Fireworks and Music Festival sees successful 2021 return

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(Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune)

CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. – Smith Lake Park was packed with visitors Sunday for its annual fireworks and music festival. While many took to the water, others enjoyed the live music, food trucks and vendors over at the park’s event venue.  

Cullman County Parks and Rec Director Doug Davenport was pleased with the weekend’s attendance and proud of the great job of his staff. He said, “It was a huge success! I think people really enjoyed it, especially since they didn’t get to do anything this past year. We always strive to have a better event each year.”  

Davenport continued, “Without Matt Gentry and the support of the Cullman County Commission, it would not be possible. Also, I want to give a big shout out to the Cullman County Parks and Rec staff. They worked around 17 hours to make this Fourth of July special for everyone. I am truly blessed to get to be a part of this great staff.”  

The Cullman County Sheriff’s Department set up a Mobile Command Center at Smith Lake Park prior to the weekend event. Sheriff Gentry explained, “We have approximately 25 deputies on site. We are patrolling the park area, playground and water area. We also have our dive team deployed on the water. Once the fireworks show is over, we have deputies assigned to work traffic exiting the park.”  

The cooperation between the parks and rec staff and sheriff’s department resulted in a fun and safe day for families as they gathered to celebrate America’s birthday.  

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