Red White and Boom

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Red, White and boom, a fourth of July celebration in Salisbury is on its way to having its third consecutive fireworks display.

Last night, the city council voted to contribute 10,000 to this year's event.

Mike Dunn, Chair of Red, White and Boom, said because the fireworks are a major part of the celebration, it's necessary to make sure they are funded.

Dunn said that the fireworks were to honor those who have served their country:

He added that the proejct could still use some donations from the community to make it successful.

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The permits are in place.

The parking has been arranged.

And police as well as Public Works personnel are ready as the city of Salisbury gears up for the Red, White and Boom fireworks display set for July 4th.

Mike Dunn, former City Council President and the current interim manager at Delmarva Public Radio, led the effort to organize the event.

He noted this would be the first time since 2006 that the town has had a fireworks display.

 No cash from the City of Salisbury for this year’s 4th of July fireworks.

By a 4-to-1 vote the City Council said it would only provide in kind-services.

The Council majority turned down a request for $5-thousand to the Red, White and Boom fireworks display.

Mike Dunn, former president of the city council who has been spearheading the effort, told the Salisbury Daily Times that $25-thousand to $30-thousand has been raised so far.