COVID-19 delays AquaBoom until at least September



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The Kingsland AquaBoom fireworks event - which includes parades, pageants, live music and merchant booths - will not be held on Independence Day in 2020 because of delayed funding and concerns about COVID-19.





By Phil Reynolds
Contributing Writer

Don’t plan on AquaBoom in Kingsland this Independence Day. It’s not happening.

Wendy Taylor, of the popular annual festival, told Llano County commissioners Monday that sponsors and funding for the festival simply weren’t available due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Taylor said backers would try to hold a “delayed AquaBoom” on the Labor Day weekend – Sept. 5-7 this year.
Precinct 4 Commissioner Jerry Don Moss asked Taylor if she couldn’t press sponsors to help stage the festival on its original date. …

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