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Wake Forest apologizes for shortened fireworks show

Posted July 4, 2013

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— An event organizer for Wake Forest's Fourth of July fireworks show apologized Thursday for the shortened display Wednesday night, which lasted about 11 minutes. Organizers had planned for the fireworks to last half an hour.

"We would like to apologize for the abbreviated fireworks display last night," said Chris Burke, spokesman for the Wake Forest Fourth of July Committee. "We are working with the fireworks company to determine whether there was a technical problem because of the heavy rainstorm after the fireworks were set up."

The hiccup seemed fitting for the 40th anniversary of the fireworks display. In its first year, the show lasted only five minutes because the fireworks had been damaged by rain.

The town's celebrations continued Thursday, with a children's parade and arts and games at Holding Park.


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  • Nofivehole Jul 5, 2013

    Cushioncritter......WFPD does not have Escalades and Corvettes as unmarked cars. Get your facts right if you're going to bash a department.

  • cushioncritter Jul 5, 2013

    It can't be for lack of funds. WFPD runs its speed traps all along Capital Blvd. in unmarked Escalades, Corvettes & the like.

  • didisaythat Jul 5, 2013

    Me too, only wished they did the fireworks on the 4th.

  • Country Girlz Have MORE fun Jul 5, 2013

    Fireworks or not...Love Wake Forest.