Fireworks pop for future farmers

By Brandon Evans | Published Wednesday, July 3, 2013

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Not all fireworks stands are created equal.

Some aren’t stands at all. Fireworks World, located in Alvord on U.S. 287, is inside a large, air-conditioned metal building.

And while most of the items they sell along the aisles are the same, including the popular “Fist Bump,” “One Bad Mother” and the “Bear Hunter,” the purpose behind it is different.

When you buy pyrotechnics at Fireworks World, your money does not just go up in smoke – some of it goes to the Decatur FFA.

For the past four years, the Decatur FFA Alumni organization has managed the store. Current FFA members are ready to help all customers.

“A percentage of the proceeds sold go to benefit Decatur FFA,” said Liz Hubbard, a charter member of Decatur FFA Alumni.

And this year, sales are soaring.

“Compared to last year our sales are doing a lot better,” Hubbard said. “There’s no burn ban in place. And we’ve had a little bit of rain. It seems like this year people are more excited.”

Fireworks stands are allowed to sell their explosive wares for 10 days leading up to July 4th. All sales end at midnight Thursday.

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