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Red White and Boom Back for 2nd Year in Salisbury


SALISBURY, Md. - Fireworks on the 4th of July is about as American as apple pie.  In Salisbury, fireworks are back for a second straight year after a six-year hiatus.

Cost is always a concern when planning for a fireworks display, because 4th of July fireworks shows are not cheap.

"The fireworks cost 20 thousand dollars to put on, just the display alone," said Mike Dunn, the chairman of Red White and Boom. "The bulk of that is me writing letters and going door to door to my friends and family members and business contacts and the local community responds."

Dunn said those type of donations coupled with the money gained from having vendors at the event make up a big portion of the annual cost.  This year, a booth will be set up selling commemorative T-shirts, as well as taking donations toward next year's show.  In its first two years, Red White and Boom has raised $43,000, enough to cover last year and this year's show.  Mike Dunn said he is determined to make sure the show goes on for years.

"I'm very confident that this will keep going," Dunn said. "It's something I believe in.  It is something the community believes in and I simply won't let it go away.  It's as simple as that."

The Red White and Boom celebration begins on Thursday the 4th at 6:30 on Wayne Street in Salisbury and fireworks are scheduled to start flying just after 9 p.m.  

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