GENEVA, Ala. (WDHN)—The city of two rivers held its annual “Public fireworks” show drawing several thousand folks from across the wiregrass and Florida Panhandle.
The event sponsored by the “Greater Geneva Chamber of Commerce” was a chance to bring in vendors, and an opportunity to showcase the town which sits at the junction of the Pea and Choctawhatchee rivers.
Between the ahh’s from the crowd, the fireworks over the Choctawhatchee river would wow the crowd of a few thousand at Robert Fowler park.
“Safety” was on everyone’s mind. The pyrotechnicians made sure the fireworks headed
straight-up, and not stray sideways.
Pyrotechnician Drew Thomas says “Yes sir it’s all about being safe in general. Making sure the crowd stays back and keeping everybody safe.”
Prior to the fireworks, food, clothes, and jewelry vendors would peddle their wear. Many came from miles away but were not disappointed with their bottom line.
Shannon Simmons of Ft. Rucker is a vendor and says “I hope to sell quite a few things, a candle alternative for children and pets.”
Shawntell Andrews owns Southern Witchy Ways and says “I’ve been pretty pleased with the turnout here at the festival here in Geneva.”
Mike Gurspan says “for several vendors who came to the City of Two Rivers they said it was truly profitable.”
“And yes we just want people to come from all around see our beautiful park, shop our vendors, we have some awesome vendors arts and craft vendors,” according to Geneva Greater Chamber of Commerce Director Shelby Danley.
Following two years of pandemic issues, organizers of the fireworks show said
it went on without a hitch.