When it comes to fireworks for the Fourth of July, Douglasville officials know to call in the professionals.
The city hired Atlanta Pyrotechnics International, who handled the extravaganza last year, for $11,400. Nobody with the city will be shooting fireworks, said a laughing Bennett Oliver, director of the city's Parks and Recreation Department.
"It's not like we went down to Alabama" and got a bunch of fireworks. Oliver said the team from Atlanta Pyrotechnics will come in and shoot off the 19-minute display from the driving range of West Pines Golf Course.
It's the third year that Greystone Power and Gas South have picked up the tab for the fireworks display, Oliver said.
"It's a huge controbution to the city," he said.
Each year, the city gives the firework's company its budget and the company picks out the show themselves.
The show starts around 8:45 p.m. and the best parking is at the mall or the high school, Oliver said. Due to safety concerns, the public isn't allowed to park at the golf course.