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Great Bend postpones shooting fireworks; sales continue

POSTED June 29, 2012 3:24 p.m.
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Great Bend City Council voted 7-0 Friday to postpone the shooting of fireworks that would normally take place on the Fourth of July. This includes the public display that was scheduled to take place at the Expo grounds west of town.
The ordinance that was passed at a special meeting cites the fact that the city “has experienced hot, dry and windy weather during late June, 2012, which has resulted in dangerously dry conditions in Great Bend,” and other safety concerns. The ordinance states the city council will consider allowing a discharge of fireworks on another date, which it will set once “the discharge of fireworks can be accomplished without risking the health, safety and welfare of residents in the city of Great Bend, and their property.”


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