Watchers check out the fireworks display at the Lost Creek Reservoir at last year’s TNT Fest. The festival is set for Saturday, June 28.
Watchers check out the fireworks display at the Lost Creek Reservoir at last year's TNT Fest. The festival is set for Saturday, June 28. (File photo)
The most explosive event in Jack County is set for Saturday, June 28.

“The Jacksboro TNT Fest Fireworks Show has been touted to be the best public show you will ever see, both by local citizens and world travelers that have attended,” said Brenda Tarpley, tourism director. “The fireworks burst up above your head and the reflections on the water of Lake Jacksboro make for a spectacular presentation. It is not uncommon to look around and see a patriotic tear or few shed during this display.”

But before the main attraction, a fun-filled day of activities is guaranteed to entertain the whole family.
New to the event this year is the Little League TNT Shootout Tournament. Tarpley said this event is bringing in a large number of out-of-towners. Currently, there are approximately 17 teams signed up to play. The TNT Shootout will begin Friday and continue through Sunday.

Once again, the Little Dribblers 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will take place with check-in at 8 a.m. and games to start at 9 a.m. Saturday.

For those looking to show off their skills without breaking a sweat, grab a partner, practice up and take part in the TNT Fest 42 Tournament sponsored by the Jack County Museum.

The tournament will be in the air-conditioned Jack County Youth Fair Barn. Teams should report to the tournament site between noon and 12:30 a.m. Tournament rules and procedures will be explained at 12:45 and play begins at 1 p.m.

Entry fees are $15 per person or $25 per team.  Entry deadline is Thursday, June 26. Registration forms are available online at www.jacksborochamber.com or may be picked up at City Hall, Nash's, Jack County Museum, Jacksboro Country Club or at the Chamber office. Trophies will be awarded to first and second place winners.

For questions or further information, contact Floyd or Frances Easter at 567-5900.

To read the complete article, see the June 20 Herald.