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Fourth of July Fireworks Canceled Across U.S. as Coronavirus Surges

  • July 04, 2020

Some, like Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Champion, Pa., are hosting drive-in fireworks, where visitors park and stay by their cars. Others, like West Palm Beach, Fla., and New York City, are planning to have multiple shows that can be seen from homes.

“We’ve changed a number of the displays to have the fireworks go off at a high level so that people can see the entire display from different locations,” said George Zambelli, the third generation of the family that runs Zambelli Fireworks in Warrendale, Pa. The Zambelli family has put on shows at the White House for presidents including John F. Kennedy and Jimmy Carter, as well as for the Bush family at its Kennebunkport estate in Maine.

This year, Mr. Zambelli said, 80 percent of the company’s July Fourth shows have been canceled.

Stephen Vitale, the fourth generation of the family to run Pyrotecnico in New Castle, Pa., said about 160 of the 600 shows he expected to do this Fourth of July would happen.

Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/01/business/fourth-of-july-fireworks-displays.html

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