Jeff Fest Ready To Light Up Lake Perry

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LAKE PERRY, Kan. (WIBW) - Independence Day celebrations will bring fireworks back to Lake Perry Saturday after a three-year absence.

Volunteers have organized "Jeff Fest." On Friday, members of the Jefferson West High School football team worked alongside other volunteers, pitching fences and tents and hanging banners for the event.

The all-day festival Saturday will feature music, venders, a car/motorcycle/boat show and children's activities. Among the acts are Travis Martin, who recently performed at Country Stampede, and the KC All Stars.

Lonnie Morris, president of the Jefferson County Fireworks Festival Association, says the event will showcase Jefferson County and the hidden treasure it has in its people and in the lake.

Morris says Lake Perry also is the best fireworks venue in the state. He says organizers worked with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to be able to launch the $30,000 pyrotechnic display from the top of the dam. It will set off at 10 pm Saturday.

Jeff Fest is free to attend, though donations will be accepted toward making this an annual event.