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Fireworks display promises to be great

Fireworks display promises to be great

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Thousands of people will gather to see the city's fireworks display which promises to be spectacular.

The gates opened at 3 on Friday, and organizers say the show will be great.

Workers spent the day preparing for the big July 4th holiday at the exchange club fairgrounds.

"All of the concessionaires are setting up behind us and getting ready, our parking lot crew is preparing the parking lot, and the bands that will play are setting up over there," says Exchange Club President Larry Griffin.

And it won't be a repeat of last year's soggy event.

"Temperature not going to get too hot today and the humidity is supposed to be low and there is a nice breeze blowing out here right now," says Griffin.

And organizers say you can expect to see a good display.

"Lots of fireworks, lots of noise, I think they are going to have some ground displays this year," he says.

There are between 30 and 40 vendors set up with games, food for the family..plus folks even have a chance to win one of these cute bunny rabbits.

Officials say they're excited to have the display back at the fairgrounds this year.

"More secure, wide open, out here in the country. They've good more room and we have enough parking for about 5000 cars," says Griffin.

Albany police will have their mobile unit on sight to run security for the night's festivities.

It's five dollars per vehicle.

The fireworks will get underway at dark.

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