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Columbus fireworks set for Sat., Aug. 31

Published 1:17pm Friday, July 19, 2013

Columbus Mayor Eric McIntyre said the firework contract with the company gives a two-month window to make up, so having the fireworks in November is not even a consideration.

Columbus Town Manager Jonathan Kanipe said the firework company, Zambelli was terrific working with the town. He said Zambelli doesn’t want to wait more than  two months due to regulations with storing fireworks. Kanipe explained that on July 4 the firework technician said he needed a backhoe and a tractor in order to access the property for the fireworks, which would have left lots of issues due to excessive rains on property not owned by the town.

The town is going to contact vendors and try to get as many there as possible the Labor Day weekend event.

The town is also contacting organizers of the farmers market prior to determining the exact start time of the festival.


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