The first firework stand was erected east of Booneville last week, prompting Booneville Police Chief Al Brown to ask that residents and visitors brush up on firework restrictions within the city limits.

For starters there are no firework sales within the city limits, which is why the tents offering the explosives are traditionally found on Highway 10 near Crosby’s and the National Guard Armory.

Otherwise, according to a city ordinance, fireworks are permitted between the hours of 11 a.m. and 10:30 p.m., only on the Fourth of July except in the downtown area, where fireworks are always prohibited.

The downtown area is defined as north to Fifth Street, south to First Street, west to Kennedy Street and east to McCandless Avenue.

The annual fireworks show sponsored by the City of Booneville and the Booneville Development Corporation/South Logan County Chamber of Commerce is set for Bearcat Stadium on Wednesday night, July 4th, with the Sweet River Band performing at 7 p.m. and the fireworks beginning at 9:10, according to BDC/Chamber Executive Director Susan Bulger.