Good times this Wednesday at Lake Meredith

Photos by Charles Gillingham
Tim Howsare

Sunny skies are warm temperatures are forecast throughout the week, which is perfect weather for boating, fireworks and an outdoor movie.
The July 3, 2019, fireworks show at Lake Meredith National Recreation Area will be shot off between Sanford Yake and Fritch Fortress.
The show will begin as soon as it gets dark, which will be between 9:05 and 9:15 p.m. At 10:15 p.m., the original “Wizard of Oz” movie will be shown. This year marks the 85th anniversary of this Hollywood classic.
More than 50,000 people have attended previous shows at the lake, so be aware there will be lots of traffic.
Camping at the park is on a first-come, first serve-basis and all the sites are primitive.
Shooting off your own fireworks is strictly forbidden. Glass bottles also are forbidden. While alcoholic beverages are permitted at campsites, drinking and driving — whether in land vehicles or water craft — is against the law.
This event is presented by Project Fritch America and the Friends of Lake Meredith and Alibates.
Donations are still needed to help pay for the show. Donations can be made at Pantex Federal Credit Union in Fritch, Lowe’s Food in Fritch, Allsup's convenience store in Fritch and Jesse’s Pizza in Fritch, Borger and Stinnett, Jesse's Burritos in Borger, and Wright on Bait at Sanford Yake.
The night of the show, there will be volunteers taking donations at Sanford Yake/Cedar Canyon and at the amphitheater.
Silver Welch, director of Project Fritch America, hopes that 60,000-plus people who will attend this year's show. She said if everyone attending on Wednesday donated $1, that would cover this year's expensive and give them a head start on next year, so please help them out.
For more information, call Welch at 806-886-0883.