This is Dick and Debbie Lambing from Lufkin, camping out on their prime property on Hwy 87 at Holiday Beach. In early December 2011, they bought the fireworks business from Lafons and began selling fireworks. They own two highway properties in Crystal Beach, and have nine trailers loaded with the latest pyrotechnic delights.
Dick spent many years in the auto salvage business and Debbie is a retired RN. How they got into the fireworks business is a great family story. The idea came to them via their son in law, Bart Carr. Bart is a financial consultant in Lufkin, married to the Lambing’s daughter Rivers Carr. One day, back in 2008, Bart cornered his father in law, “Dick, I want to open a firecracker stand!” The idea popped and they went in together and bought a 8′ x 20′ storage container and set up on Hwy 69 outside of Lufkin to sell their firecrackers. They were sixth in line among the other fireworks stands and the competition was rugged. But they persevered.
They were looking for more locations when they found out Lafons wanted to sell. Here was an established business with good equipment and lots of inventory. They opened for the Christmas selling season, but the weather was foggy and sales were slow. Now, after spending all winter getting the trailers ready and fully stocked, Dick and Debbie are hoping for a great season.
Just follow the huge spotlight beaming from the Holiday Beach location where they’ve set up 6 trailers full of fireworks. Be in awe of the many firecrackers to choose from. You have artillery fireworks such as Hurricane Georgia, Excalibur, One Bad Mother and One Bad Mother-in-Law, Cake fireworks, 500 grams, like the Big Time Extreme Machine, Blonde Joke, and so on. Kiddy firecrackers like sparklers, Boomer IRAQ Attack and Kryptonite, Pro Strobe, When Pigs Fly, frogs, cars, planes, and smoke bombs, parachutes with toy soldiers, fountain fireworks like Skeeter Eater. They even have fireworks that go off in the water (with a green fuse) – Water crackers M-60 and M-5000, Dyno-Mite and Mighty Crackers. Stick rockets have taken the place of bottle rockets which are no longer legal.
Come shop now until midnight July 4th and light up those skies!
Please note: no one under 16 years of age can buy fireworks.