If you're driving around Jenks and you notice more fireworks stands than usual....there's a reason for that.
Not only is it now legal to set off fireworks at your home in Jenks, the city made it possible for more fireworks stands to pop up.
Robert Bell is Planning Director for the City of Jenks: "We passed an ordinance allowing for individuals to purchase a permit to use fireworks at their residence. Along with that we also allowed some sites through a temporary use permit process with the planning department, to have fireworks stands. We had three that were approved and one that was denied. In the past we had one stand that was allowed, but that stand is no longer there. So we went from one to three."
Ann Eisenmenger is the mom to a pair of Jenks High School Band members.
She and other volunteers are selling fireworks to help pay for trips and instruments for the band.
Insofar as expectations, Eisenmenger says, “I have no idea. We know that Owasso does well. We’re kind of basing our predictions off of what they’ve done but they’ve been doing this for six years.”
Eisenmenger says 20 percent of proceeds from fireworks they sell will go the Trojan Band.
The Trojan Band fireworks stand is located on Elm, just south of the Creek Turnpike.