Fireworks stands see record year for sales

Marv's Fireworks closes trailer after a record week of sales.
Marv's Fireworks closes trailer after a record week of sales.(Alicia Naspretto, KSNB)
Published: Jul. 5, 2021 at 11:54 AM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The Fourth of July weekend has come and gone, but not before plenty of fireworks were bought and set off.

Workers spent Monday morning cleaning out their trailers and packing up until their annual return next year. While there may have been some concern about how this year would look with firework shortages and the pandemic slowing down, one stand in Grand Island said they had a record year for sales.

“This year was great. Last year was the my best year in my 11 years managing and this year we surpassed that by about $10,000,” Manager of Marv’s Fireworks Jennifer Herring said. “We emptied our trailer about three times. It was pretty bare on Friday night, Saturday night and then last night, of course.”

This was the first year bottle rockets were legalized and Herring said it was a hot item.

“They were excited to come in and say hey I want a pop bottle rocket,” she said. “We sold a lot of them. There were some we didn’t sell but I’m sure because a lot of people didn’t know they were legal, they’ll come back next year and buy more.”

While Marv’s wasn’t effected by the nationwide shortages, they did have to raise their prices a little bit this year due to a rise in shipping and building costs.

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