Town Gets Creative for the Fourth

Drought conditions may have dried up most fireworks this Fourth of July...
"proud to be an American"
But in Georgetown, an alternative lit the sky, at reunion ranch.

They have a good way of changing things up… instead of having no lights in the sky, they have a laser light show!
Many cities swapped sparks for lasers this year, after permits were banned.

I think it's good that they decided not to break the law. We originally had fireworks planned. We have a fireworks company that does a lot of shows out here.

When we found out that they couldn't give us permits, we thought, okay… what are we going to do for these folks?

Pearce says this is the first time he's planned a family fun day out here...
And the timing was right, to help families celebrate their independence.

Some, drove for miles for this family day first at the ranch.

We've had them from all over the world. Now, I haven't heard of anybody coming from another country to be here today, but even the people who have driven a long way… it makes you feel good. I like it.

To many families -- something is better than nothing...
When it comes to one of the holiday's favorite traditions.

If you want to shoot off your own fireworks, beware, police and sheriff's deputies are increasing patrols that will soley search for folks violating the firework bans.

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