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Finding Fireworks Shows in a Recession



Before you head out for your usual fireworks show, double check that it is actually happening. If your travel plans include a particular celebration, triple check it. Out of 15,000 shows around the US, hundreds of them have been canceled or scaled back to save money. Even cities as large as Tucson have cut their whole show, which can save $50,000 on a budget or even up to $100,000 for some shows.

When cities are having trouble with basic services it is understandable to cut something like a 4th of July show. Paying a teacher is more important. In counterpoint, some would argue that it is more important than ever to celebrate the birth of a nation.

I have lived in places where I could see two different communities fireworks shows from the front of my house. Yes, it's cool and fun but it's not necessary. Some communities would be wise in looking around to their neighbors and combining shows to save on the budget. Of course, each may argue as to where it should be held to benefit their own local businesses.

Another point is that if a city cancels a show and more people have their own backyard fireworks displays which in turn start fires, the money may instead be blown in a tragic way. The cost of lives, houses and fire alarms could outweight the cost of the local show.

Stay safe and Happy Fourth of July to all of the United States


Adam | Jul 2, 2009 | Category: General

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