The annual FFA Fireworks Stand has kicked off the Independence Day celebration at the Knox County Fair Grounds. The Bloomfield FFA Chapter has been running the annual stand to raise funds for the local chapter and to also donate to a good cause.
"The FFA keeps 25% of the proceeds and they plan to donate most of that to Relay For Life," said Katie Caldwell, the new FFA advisor and educator.
The stand sells a wide assortment of fireworks for all ages. "We have big family packs, lots of firecrackers and fun stuff for the little kids," Caldwell explained. The stand receives its fireworks from Stars 'N Stripes who also has stands in Randolph, Plainview and Norfolk.
The stand is ran locally by the FFA student body in Bloomfield. "It's for a good cause," said Michaela Johnson. Caldwell and the students encourage folks to stop by as it helps support our local FFA and community.
The stand is open daily from 1-8 p.m. and will open early on July 4 at 10 a.m.