Boomin’ 4th expected to draw huge crowd

06/17/2014 8:40 AM

06/17/2014 8:41 AM

The “Boomin’ 4th" will again be hosted by the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce, celebrating our nation's birthday, all 238 of them, with an Independence Day extravaganza. The celebration will be held at 6 p.m. on Fri., July 4, at the Gene L. Voyles Park, 210 North Lakeshore Drive, Hudson Oaks.

"The Chamber Board of Directors and staff are excited about the third annual Boomin’ 4th event; each year it will continue to grow and be the most dynamic fireworks show in Parker County," Chamber President Lisa Flowers said. "We have a community of sponsors that help the Chamber bring the [event] to fruition, we could not do it without our sponsors."

The family-fun event will feature a live music performance by the recording artist Wynn Williams and the Hazers.

Williams is known as the “Singing Cowboy.” A full time student at Weatherford College and member of the WC Rodeo Team, the young phenom spends his “spare” time doing what he loves best – performing.

“Wynn’s career is moving quickly and in the right direction,” Manager Bonnie Rundell said. “He has all the qualities I look for when promoting great talent – perfect pitch, stage charisma, the ability to adjust and perform in unique settings, and above all passion.

Wynn’s grandfather, Warren Edwards, was a country singer and guitar player as a young man, performing with his band The Wanderer’s - with the likes of Bob Wills - throughout Texas. Although, Wynn never knew his grandfather, he has been influenced by his legacy and seems to have inherited the family talent. Both parents and his sister are also singers and musicians.

Wynn’s style often reflects some of the influences of artists such as Josh Turner and George Strait, and he can belt a mean Michael Buble or Dean Martin, but he never fails to bring his own unique qualities and sound to the stage.

The event will host several arts and crafts booths for children’s activities, face-painting sponsored by Trinity Bible Church, fire safety tips from the Parker County ESD No.3, CASA of Parker County will also be on hand.

Bring a family picnic or enjoy some of the “fantastic” samplings from the food vendors. On hand will be plenty of hot dogs, nachos, corn dogs, barbeque and, of course, lots of cold sweet tea, snow cones and for the sweet tooth.

The grand finale will be an impressive 25-minute rousing fireworks display sponsored by Jerry’s GM and Charlie Gilchrist’s Southwest Auto Group. The display will be produced by Atlas Enterprises, Inc., renowned in the industry and promises to light up the skyline and guaranteed to produce a lot of "oohs" and "ahs."

"Building on the success of last year’s event that drew a crowd in excess of 12,500, we will continue to offer shuttles to help expedite the flow of traffic," said Kay Huse, marketing and event specialists for the Chamber. "We will have 10 shuttle buses located at Wal-Mart, 2801 E. I-20, Hudson Oaks. We appreciate Wal-Mart allowing us to use their parking lot for guests to park-n-ride."

Ice chests are welcome, but no glass bottles or pop-up tents please. Come early for the perfect spot; bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Shuttles start at 5:30 p.m.

Don’t miss this free community event in partnership with the City of Hudson Oaks. For more information and sponsorship opportunities call the Chamber office at 817-441-7844. Visit their website::

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