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July 4, 2004

Albany -- Before the fireworks can decorate the sky, hours of work go into making sure the show is safe and exciting. Work crews were up early this morning preparing for the big fireworks extravangaza.

 "We started this morning since 6:30 AM it's about 11:06 PM now. We still got about two to three hours to go," says show organizer Dale Henry. 

Crews use their time to  run tests and check a maze of orange power cords-- that will deliver the spark needed to shoot the colorful fireworks in the night sky. 

Organizers expect more than 15 thousand people to pack the Civic Center parking lot for a show that is promised to be bigger and better than last year 

"Your going hear more booms," says Henry.

Organizers say one of the best places to watch to show is here at RiverFront Park. But with cannons launching the fireworks high into the sky, the question isn't if you'll see fireworks-- it's where you'll choice to see them? 

Remember to come early and this in nonalcoholic event and coolers will be checked by patrolling police to make sure the fireworks display is a big bang for everyone. 

Albany fire works show isn't the only big show in South Georgia tonight.

A fire works show will be held at Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park in Cordele beginning at 9:30 tonight. There is a $2 charge for each vehicle that enters the park.

 posted at 7:00PM by scott.hunter@walb.com