Firework sales open in Lincoln Friday

The holiday weekend is finally here and customers were out and about early Friday morning buying fireworks for their Fourth of July celebrations.
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The holiday weekend is finally here and customers were out and about early Friday morning buying fireworks for their Fourth of July celebrations.

Firework sales in Lincoln kicked off with a bang for the start of the holiday weekend. People lined up for their sparklers and smoke bombs in tents all across the city. Michele Paul, a manager at Crazy Cracker Fireworks, told Channel 8 Eyewitness News reporter Alexa Skonieski that they had customers coming and going from the moment they opened this morning. Paul said they started setting up at 6 a.m. and had customers by 8 a.m. when the sale began.

With busy lines and packed stores comes more worry about the Coronavirus. Michele Paul had sanitizers and sprays on hand and employees sanitized after every use of their totes. Despite Lincoln’s Uncle Sam Jam celebration being cancelled and other small annual parades put on hold, it seems residents will still be celebrating July 4th on their own terms in small gatherings.

Fireworks are only allowed to be sold in the city of Lincoln on July 3rd and July 4th to cut back on excessive noise throughout the whole month of July. According to Lincoln Police, those fireworks are only considered legal if they are used from 8 a.m. till 11 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. till 11:59 p.m. Saturday.

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