Hours of Set-Up for Local Firework Displays

There is no better way to celebrate our nation’s birthday than just blowing things up.

It’s become a tradition, small towns and big cities alike hosting firework displays this week.

But what about the work that goes into producing the 25 to 45 minute shows.

Companies like Wolverine Fireworks have crews zig zagging the state to set up displays for as many towns as they can.

The Harrison show tonight will last about 25 minutes with more than 1,000 rounds going off.

For less than a half hour of bang and sizzle, the crew will spend ten hours setting up and taking down before heading off to the next town early tomorrow morning to do it again.

9&10’s Eric Lloyd and photojournalist Melvin Kimbrough stopped by the set up in Harrison and have more details.