Frenship Ag Boosters, students to run fireworks stand this Fourth of July
For the first time, the Frenship Ag Boosters will be in charge of a fireworks stand this year.
Joseph Stewart, a booster, said they tried to do it last year. But the drought in Lubbock County led commissioners to outlaw the sale of fireworks.
This year, they were told that the stand they had wanted closer to Wolfforth wouldn’t be available. But the good news is, they will be selling from the TNT fireworks super center southeast of Lubbock on U.S. 84.
“We would love for the Frenship community to come out and buy from our kids,” Stewart said.
Ag students and boosters were at the super center Monday night to sweep it out and dust away two year’s worth of dust.
The ag boosters will receive a percentage of the total sales at the super center.
That money will be used to give scholarships to ag students.
“We do everything we can as a booster club to get these scholarships for kids,” Stewart said. In the past year, the booster club gave out three scholarships, he said, with other community organizations and memorials giving scholarships to another nine students.
Students ages 16 and up will be selling fireworks, while younger students will be doing other work in the booth, alongside the boosters.
All of the volunteers will be trained on June 23 for the start of the fireworks sales, and those sales will run from June 24 to July 4.
Bailee Wright, a senior at Frenship High School, said she has been raising pigs and heifers since she was in the third grade.
“My grandpa raises pigs and he’s a retired ag teacher, so that’s how I got involved,” Wright said.
“FFA has given so much to us, especially our boosters,” Wright said.
The boosters not only help with scholarships, they also buy animals after shows.
“It’s very helpful to our seniors,” Wright said. “They’re very supportive of us.”
“They’re just really awesome,” added Reagan Stockton, a sophomore at FHS.
Scott Stockton, a booster member and Frenship Independent School District board member, said the ag boosters have typically done a raffle that lasts for several months and is very time-consuming and not very profitable.
“What we hope and what we plan for is this will take the place of that,” Stockton said.
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