Thursday, May 24, 2012

Fireworks At The Rez

The Barnett Reservoir Foundation and
Pearl River Valley Water Supply District

1st Annual Independence Day Celebration
June 30, 2012 - 5p.m. Till
Grand Marshals: Wounded Warriors and Operation PROP

The Independence Day Celebration will be a salute to our country’s troops. The event will include activities in both Old Trace Park and Lakeshore Parks. The parks will host kid zones, live music, food vendors and static military displays.

Patrons of both parks will enjoy the lighted boat parade, and a grand fireworks display which will finish the evening. Admission will be free to all! Both Rankin County and Madison County sides of the reservoir will be able to partake in the celebrations in their local parks.

The Barnett Reservoir Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3, was recently established to promote the reservoir and surrounding businesses. The Foundation looks forward to introducing ourselves to the community with the Independence Day Celebration.

Fireworks had been a tradition at the Barnett Reservoir since the 1980’s. With changes in business ownership around the reservoir, the fireworks went silent after the 2005 show. We hope to make this an annual tradition, becoming bigger and better each year.

Wounded Warriors and Operation PROP will serve as our Grand Marshals for the 1st Annual Lighted Boat Parade. We are honored to be able to partner with these organizations during our salute to our country and troops.

Sponsorship, volunteer help and advertisement are a must to make this event a success.

A VIP section will be provided at the Jackson Yacht Club and tents with parking area will be available for the significant sponsors use.

The Foundation is willing to take any amount of donation. (Remember all donations are tax deductible.)

Levels of sponsorship:

Platinum - $5,000 or more 
  • Radio and TV advertisement recognition
  •  Judging seat in VIP section 
  • Leader Recognition on all banners and flyers 
  • Tent for sponsor’s use Leader Recognition on T-shirts
Gold - $2,500 
  • Judging seat in VIP section 
  • Tent space for sponsor’s use 
  • Recognition on all banners and flyers 
  • Recognition on T-shirts
Silver – $1,000
  • Recognition on all banners and flyers 
  • Recognition on T-shirts
 Donations above $250
  • Recognition on banners and flyers

 We are more than willing to work with any level of donated services. The admission is free, therefore, we expect a very large audience. Please consider helping the Foundation in any way possible.

Vendors are invited to provide services for the events. In order to prevent duplicate product sales, vending areas will be assigned on a first come/first serve basis. Vending fees for the event will be $200.00 per slot. Interested vendors should contact the representatives listed below for detailed information.

We are asking for any level of sponsorships/publicity/volunteers. Knowing your interest in the area, I wanted to make you aware of this opportunity for your organization to be a part of this community event.

Please contact:
Susan McMullan at 601-605-6880 or
or Cindy Ford at 601-605-6898 or

Thank you.

The Rez News
Barnett Reservoir


Anonymous said...

Great to see fireworks back again.

Anonymous said...

You clowns at the PRVWSD steal enough of our money without soliciting sponsorships.