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June 12, 2008

Albany - People in Albany can expect to see one of the best fireworks displays ever put on in downtown. The July 4th display will take place from the Broad Avenue Bridge only this year. 

Normally, about 30,000 people converge on downtown for the annual display, but organizers are expecting even more this year. 

For starters, the holiday is on a Friday.  Also, fewer people are making plans to travel out of town since gas prices are so high.    

"People can't afford to leave town and go to the beach and go on vacations like they normally have been with the economy the way it is and gas prices so high.  We're offering people a free event for their family," says Kristin Caso of the Recreation and Parks Department.

In addition to the fireworks display, the Flint Riverquarium is offering reduced admission for July 4th.

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