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PHOTO GALLERY: Spirit of '76 puts on fireworks display

Monday, June 27, 2011 | 7:42 p.m. CDT; updated 10:15 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Josh Arri, 13, is silhouetted against the "Color Star 12 Shot" 500-gram firework from the Spirit of '76's own fireworks line during a demonstration of 30 of the company's favorites on Saturday, June 25. Spirit of '76 will have another demonstration to show off their products at sundown on Wednesday, June 29.

Spirit of '76 store and tent manager Bill Cobb and employee Alesha Cartwright put on a demonstration of 30 of their fireworks Saturday.

Spirit of '76 store and tent manager Bill Cobb get a "Spicy Hot" 500-gram firework in place in preparation for a fireworks demonstration across from the Midway Plaza on Saturday, June 25.
Alesha Cartwright sets up fountain fireworks at the Spirit of '76 stand on Friday June 24. The stand has over 250 items, including the largest selection of 500-gram "cakes" in central Missouri. 600 cases of fireworks were unpacked for the tent's opening.
Taylor Faerber (left) and Nate Sleightholm clean up a parking area during set up of the Spirit of '76 fireworks stand across from Midway Plaza on Friday, June 24.

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