WRR101 Focus on the Arts: What to expect at McKinney’s popular Independence Day celebration this year

McKinney’s Independence Day celebration started back when the city had a modest population of about 20 thousand residents. Today, their population is well over 200 thousand, but the city still strives to create a small hometown feel for their Red, White and BOOM event. In this feature, WRR’s Amy Bishop speaks with Ryan Mullins, Assistant Director of Parks & Recreation for the City of McKinney, to get the details on this year’s event, which includes some new attractions.