Thursday, June 26, 2008


CHANNEL SIX, FL Citing a downturn in the economy, Cocoa Beach officials on Wednesday announced that the city will not host a Fourth of July fireworks display this year. Cocoa Beach city manager Charles Billias said the display, which costs up to $70,000, was too expensive.


At June 26, 2008 6:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bet the town fathers won't, however, find it "too expensive" to keep greenlighting the destructive encroachments of development con-artists on their real-estate and cities, that is, just as long as they're making a nice healthy amount of kickback from their white-elephant schemes.

At June 26, 2008 6:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not quite! There is a national "crisis" in availability of fireworks because of a fire in 27 warehouses in China in February. Here is a short blurb:

The National Fireworks Association says recent problems in China including a shortage of shipping lines and ports will make fireworks harder to come by. Although the association says this will effect consumer fireworks and fireworks displays throughout the U.S., Tallahassee says this year's fireworks for Celebrate America at Tom Brown Park are already confirmed. In addition to a shortage, the NFA says firework vendors are frustrated prices have increased dramatically due to high shipping costs.


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