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Fireworks Sales Begin Tuesday

Top Dog Offering Special Fireworks To Benefit Military Families

If you would like an interview about fireworks sales or safety, I will be available Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the store on the Northwest Freeway, 20432 Highway 290 at the Huffmeister exit (one exit past FM 1960).  This year, the store will be operated by students and members of the Cypress-Ranch Band Boosters and FFA Club in the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. 

For our media friends who need an interview in Spanish, please visit with Laura Ceballos of the First Pentecostal Church of Spring Branch, who is managing the store at 11470 Highway 59 (Eastex Freeway) between Hopper and East Mount Houston. 

Top Dog Fireworks begins the Fourth of July selling season on Tuesday, June 24.

This year, Top Dog is again offering a special firework called Folds of Honor.  It’s priced at only $30 and for every one sold, one dollar will be donated to Folds of Honor, a non-profit that provides scholarships for spouses and dependents of wounded or fallen service members so that they can pursue higher education.  Richard and Bonnie Fallin, owners of Top Dog, are honored to be able to offer this special red, white and blue firework that will help our military families.  For more information about the Folds of Honor organization, please visit

As always, Top Dog is proud to work with local non-profits and charities to operate our stores in the area.  The groups include high school band boosters, ROTC and graduation projects and churches.

Fireworks have been used to celebrate Independence Day since 1777, the year after the Declaration of Independence was signed.

Please see safety rules below in English and Spanish.


Fireworks Safety Rules

Always read and follow label directions.

Have an adult present.  Never give fireworks to small children.

Buy from reliable sellers.

Use outdoors only.

Always have water handy (a garden hose and a bucket).

Stay away from illegal explosives.    Never experiment or make your own fireworks.

Light only one firework at a time.

Never re-light a “dud” firework. (Wait 15 to 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water).

If necessary to store fireworks, keep them in a cool, dry place.

Dispose of fireworks properly by soaking them in water and then disposing of them in your trashcan.

Never throw or point fireworks at other people.

Never carry fireworks in your pocket.

Never shoot fireworks in metal or glass containers.

The shooter should always wear eye protection and never have any part of the body over the firework.

And remember, always be courteous to your neighbors and pick up your debris.

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