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Fireworks sales slow this Independence Day

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Sgt. Corey Pisecrita has missed several Independence Days. Being home this Fourth of July is a special treat. Getting some free fireworks at Crazy Ken's is the cherry on top.

" It means a lot," said Pisecrita " A lot of people don't realize how hard it is to leave your family. I have two little kids at home, so it means a lot."
The owner of the shop wouldn't have it any other way.
" Because without them we're not celebrating the 4th of July," said Lamar Sims
Truth be told, the fireworks business is off a bit this year.  The holiday has fallen on a Wednesday, traditionally bad news in this business. Plus, dry weather has scared business off, but sales have been picking today.
" We've been blessed. we had rain Sunday night, Monday and yesterday. People feel more comfortable shooting fireworks because it's safer," said Sims
That has 12 - year old Aaron Ledbetter all fired up
" I 've got some Moon Travelers and Crazy Eyeballs. The Eyeballs spin around in circles and shoot out sparks and flames. I think they are amazing," said Ledbetter.
The young man, shopping with his sister and grandmother,  says  fireworks may be amazing, but that's not what make this day fun.
" Spending time with your family; you get to accept freedom"