Organizers prepare for first July fireworks show in 3 years - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Organizers prepare for first Fourth of July fireworks show in three years

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Fourth on Broadway pyrotechnician Jeremy Ross says spectators can expect the unexpected this year. Fourth on Broadway pyrotechnician Jeremy Ross says spectators can expect the unexpected this year.
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

There is only one day until Broadway Festivals can have a fireworks show for the first time in three years. Severe weather caused the shows in 2010 and 2011 to be canceled and organizers are excited to finally be able to have a show in 2012.

The show will begin around 10 p.m. in Mackenzie Park and should last about twenty minutes. It will feature over 600 fireworks being blasted into the atmosphere and, according to pyrotechnician Jeremy Ross, spectators can expect the unexpected.

"There's always a few surprise shells in there, you just have to watch and see."

Ross has been doing this job for over 20 years and has seen technology change with the time.

"The shells themselves are pretty much the same, but how they're fired has evolved quite a bit."

Ross and his fellow pyrotechnicians were finishing up their final touches in preparation for tomorrow night's show, one in which spectators will get a great show and Lubbock will finally have their Fourth of July fireworks extravaganza back.

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