Fireworks businesses set up under tents in local parking lots are especially busy today. The fourth attracts customers looking for their last-minute fireworks fix, while business on the third comes in a close second. Co-owner of Kaboom Fireworks Scott Edwards in Gainesville says that he sees countless families coming out with their kids to buy fireworks as well. And though these tents will be closing soon, the fireworks businesses will surely be back in time for New Year’s Eve.
Putting some “pop” in the 4th
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