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Low funds could end Newberry Co. fireworks fest next year

By Jillian Capobianco - bio | email

NEWBERRY, SC (WIS) - The headlines around the country this Fourth of July are mostly the same: "Economy affecting local fireworks show." In Newberry, the celebration there seems to have weathered the economic storm.

But what about next year?

Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster says funds for next year's extravaganza are dangerously low.

"It certainly may affect next year," said Foster. "In fact, if something doesn't turn around, we may not be able to do a quality show that we do, or we may not be able to do the show at all."

That's sad news to Theresa Burge, who enjoys the patriotic display of affection.

"They have a lot of different things going on, a lot of different rides for the kids, sometimes they have an antique car show and at 6 o'clock they have paratroopers come in which is exciting to see, some live music, there's usually something for everybody," said Burge.

Having no firework show could actually be a bad thing for local firework dealers like Tiffany Adams, who count on the show each year.

"Really brings a lot of business in after people see the fireworks," said Adams.  "We get really busy because they want to get some of their own, it would be really bad for us and we really like seeing them, too."

Foster hopes the community can come together, so the fun can continue next year.

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