Despite budget woes, Denver-area fireworks displays go ahead
DENVER, Colorado – Despite layoffs and budget cuts, many Front Range communities are still springing for July 4th fireworks displays.
Some are scaling back the events, buying more smaller shells to add volume to their displays. Others are getting help paying the bill through corporate sponsorships.
Fort Collins won’t hire a symphony for its display. In Boulder, a real state company is paying for the fireworks and the University of Colorado will provide the venue.
Broomfield says its $30,000 fireworks display helps maintain a sense of community. It also hopes to draw people from other nearby cities where fireworks have been canceled, such as Louisville.
Louisville said it had to chose between funding its Independence Day party or Labor Day festival.