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Fireless Fourth changes face of block parties


With no fireworks to light, some Great Bend residents have canceled Fourth of July block parties scheduled for Wednesday. Others say the parties will go on, in their own way, and still others say their parties aren’t canceled, but postponed until the next big firecracker day.
No one is sure when that will be, only that Great Bend won’t light fireworks until there’s been rain – the kind that soaks into the ground and cools things off. But fireworks fans know that day will come, and are buying their firecrackers and nightworks now, while they can.
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