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Cairo enjoys fireworks for first time since 2009

Folks in Bainbridge will get to enjoy their first fireworks show since 2009 for July Fourth. (Source: WALB) Folks in Bainbridge will get to enjoy their first fireworks show since 2009 for July Fourth. (Source: WALB)
Many local businesses in Cairo stepped up to help fund this year’s show. (Source: WALB) Many local businesses in Cairo stepped up to help fund this year’s show. (Source: WALB)
Wayne Haddens (Source: WALB) Wayne Haddens (Source: WALB)
CAIRO, GA (WALB) -

After seven long years, residents in Cairo will finally have a Fourth of July fireworks show again.

The last fireworks celebration in Cairo was in 2009.

After that, Grady County decided they could no longer fund the fireworks. 

A Facebook campaign started in hopes to get the celebration back up and running.

Many local businesses heard the news and were eager to donate money in order to fund the firework show.

"There was an effort to put together to bring back the fireworks to Cairo and we were the first to jump on board and were very excited about being able to help," said Wayne Haddens, owner of Mr. Chick.

So many people were excited for Monday's fireworks show.

A lot of people said that for the past seven years they have had to drive to either Thomasville or Bainbridge just to see fireworks on the Fourth of July.

"Everybody seemed to be real excited, everybody thought it was a great thing to bring back and that we really should have never let it stop," said Haddens.

The gates opened up around 5 p.m. Monday night and many cars filled the parking lot early.

There are different tents with food and activities for the kids.

The celebration will be held at Cairo High School and the fireworks are expected to begin around 9 p.m. 

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