Desperation Church and the City of Jasper promised a first-class fireworks show Tuesday night and delivered on their
promise. Thousands of people were at
Memorial Park and areas adjacent to the park — as well as many more lining U.S. Highway 78 — to watch the Fourth of July celebration sponsored by Desperation Church and the city of Jasper. There were also a number of family-friendly activities prior to the fireworks show. Pyro Shows of LaFollette, Tenn., put on the fireworks show.