Just north of here is the little town of Pollock, LA. The mayor, Jerome Scott is a close personal friend and has been for many years. He's also a great American who is trying to bring sleepy little Pollock into a place where the residents can thrive. He's doing a great job.
One of the things he's done (other than attracting business and industry), is to initiate a great fireworks display on the 4th of July. He's been doing this for over ten years and every year it gets a little bigger and better. This year was no exception.
Folks come from all over this part of Louisiana to watch the show. Belle and I have been attending for years, and this year I took the time to do a little retail politics. Pollock is not in the jurisdiction that I serve, but the voters come here to sclebrate America, so I took the opportunity to make friends.
As the sun went down, we all sat under the pine trees to watch a fantastic fireworks display. This thing lasted 30 minutes, but I managed to capture one minute of the display.
Trigger warning. If you have PTSD, you might want to leave this one alone.
This is small-town America at its best.