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‘Lighting up the sky’

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

I would like to take this opportunity to say how wonderful I thought the fireworks display at Mathews High School was. The whole evening was a huge success! As I stood around and watched the children play, the adults enjoying the music and food and then the fireworks topping the evening off, it gave me a heartwarming, proud-to-be-an-American-in-our-hometown feeling.

The YMCA and Boys & Girls Club did a great job with the activities and concessions. The band "Rip Tide" was very entertaining. As a Fireworks Committee member, my job as a fundraiser for the fireworks display is an easy one, thanks to the generosity of the citizens and businesses in Mathews.

I would like for everyone to know who the hardworking, dedicated and risk-taking men are who spend a lot of time and effort preparing for and igniting our beautiful fireworks display. Not to mention the cleanup the next day. Without the dedication of these guys, our great show would not hav...

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