• Photo by Mary Richardson
    On Saturday evening thousands of people lined the shores of Camp Grady Spruce while others on boats crowded inside Hell’s Gate Cove and filled the distance between to see the spectacular fireworks display.
  • Photo by Mary Richardson
    Thousands of people lined the shores of Camp Grady Spruce to see the spectacular fireworks display at the 29th annual Hell’s Gate Fireworks Show, sponsored by the Possum Kingdom Chamber of Commerce on July 2, 2016.
  • Photo by Mary Richardson
    Thousands of people lined the shores of Camp Grady Spruce to see the spectacular fireworks display at the 29th annual Hell’s Gate Fireworks Show, sponsored by the Possum Kingdom Chamber of Commerce on July 2, 2016.
  • Photo by Mary Richardson
    Children play Ga-Ga Ball at Camp Grady Spruce on Saturday, July 2. The evening culminated with the Hell’s Gate Fireworks Show, sponsored by the Possum Kingdom Chamber of Commerce.
  • Photo by Mary Richardson
    Some children visited the Main Camp cafeteria at the YMCA Camp Grady Spruce on Saturday, July 2, to see the Wildlife on the Move Show presented by Eric Brittingham and K.C. Rudy. This group helps Brittingham, on the right, hold the largest snake in the exhibit. The presentation included various reptiles and invertebrates from Africa, Australia, North America, South America, and Southeast Asia in a program designed to educate and entertain and promote conservation and literacy.
  • Photo by Mary Richardson
    On Saturday, July 2, thousands of people view of the “Waterfall of Fire” from Camp Grady Spruce. Thousands lined the shores of Camp Grady Spruce while others on boats crowded inside Hell’s Gate Cove and filled the distance between to see the spectacular fireworks display. The 29th annual Hell’s Gate Fireworks Show is funded solely by donations and sponsored by the Possum Kingdom Chamber of Commerce.
  • Photo by Mary Richardson
    The view of the “Waterfall of Fire” at the Hell’s Gate Fireworks Show at Camp Grady Spruce is spectacular on Saturday, July 2. The event is funded solely by donations and sponsored by the Possum Kingdom Chamber of Commerce.
  • Photo by Mary Richardson
    Colorful fireworks explode over Possum Kingdom Lake on Saturday night as spectators watch from the lakeshore at Camp Grady Spruce and from boats on the water.
  • Photo by Mary Richardson
    Colorful fireworks explode over Possum Kingdom Lake on Saturday night as spectators watch from the lakeshore at Camp Grady Spruce and from boats on the water.
  • Photo by Mary Richardson
    The American flag on the campgrounds of Grady Spruce waves in the breeze, highlighted by the bright and colorful fireworks as they explode over Possum Kingdom Lake on Saturday night. Thousands of spectators watch from the lakeshore and others from boats on the water.
  • Photo by Mary Richardson
    Another round of colorful fireworks explodes over Possum Kingdom Lake on Saturday night as spectators watch from the lakeshore at Camp Grady Spruce and from boats on the water.
  • Photo by Mary Richardson
    Bright and colorful fireworks lit up the sky Saturday night, accentuating the American flag at the YMCA Camp Grady Spruce, during the 29th annual Hell’s Gate Fireworks Show, sponsored by the Possum Kingdom Chamber of Commerce.

Celebrating Independence Day

Hell’s Gate "Waterfall of Fire”

On Saturday evening thousands of people lined the shores of Camp Grady Spruce while others on boats crowded inside Hell’s Gate Cove and filled the distance between to see the spectacular fireworks display. All were waiting to get a glimpse of the “Waterfall of Fire” across Hell’s Gate entrance, at the 29th annual Hell’s Gate Fireworks Show, sponsored by the Possum Kingdom Chamber of Commerce.

Some picnicked and others patronized the vendors. Children enjoyed various activities, such as swimming, racing through the obstacle course bounce house, playing Ga-Ga Ball in the pit, while others visited the cafeteria to see Eric Brittingham and K.C. Rudy as they presented the Wildlife on the Move Show featuring some amazing critters, including a turtle, boas, tarantulas, large hissing cockroaches, lizards, slithery snakes and other various reptiles and invertebrates from Africa, Australia, North America, South America, and Southeast Asia in a presentation to educate and entertain and promote conservation and literacy. The entrance fee of $5 stays at Camp Grady Spruce.

The Hell’s Gate Fireworks Show is funded solely by donations.

“It costs about $30,000 to put on the show each year. To help us keep this tradition going, contact the PK Chamber office at 940-779-2424 for credit card donations, or mail checks made payable to PKCC , at 362 N. FM 2353, Graford, Texas, 76449,” said PKCC Executive Director Gayla Chambers. 

 

 

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