Lakeland celebrates the Fourth on the third - FOX 13 News

Lakeland celebrates the Fourth on the third

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Lakeland jumped the gun with it's Fourth of July fireworks display, although residents didn't seem to mind.

Thousands showed up for "Red, White and Kaboom" at Lake Mirror Tuesday night. It's the third year for the event. It is not put on by the city, though—for the last three years, the T. Mims Corporation has picked up the tab—a hefty one at that, $20,000.

"It feels great," Tom Mims told FOX 13. "You talk to various people and they say it is the highlight of their year, that they come to the event and they enjoy it. It is family time, and that's very important."

If you missed Red, White and Kaboom, Lakeland will be celebrating again on the 4th. A second fireworks display will be held at sunset at Joker Marchant Stadium after the Flying Tigers game.

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