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The Helena Arkansas Daily World - Helena, AR
  • Fireworks to wrap up KBBF

  • Blues lovers will have something more than just the music to look forward to during the 28th annual King Biscuit Blues Festival this year – fireworks.
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  • Blues lovers will have something more than just the music to look forward to during the 28th annual King Biscuit Blues Festival this year – fireworks. Corey McKnatt of PyroFire Displays presented a proposal for a fireworks display to the Helena-West Helena City Council Tuesday night seeking approval for the fireworks show. “What we want to do is display the fireworks at the end of the festival on Saturday Oct. 12 around 11 p.m.,” stated McKnatt. “What we're seeking tonight is the approval of the council to grant us this opportunity.” McKnatt reported that the fire and police departments have already reviewed documentation and now he was seeking a 12-minute reprieve from the ban on fireworks. “We have already received approval from the fire chief for the shooting site as well as the approval from the police department,” said McKnatt. McKnatt explained that the shooting site would be on the far side of the boat ramp on the levee side away from the festival set up. “We've been working with the KBBF reps for about 3 months and it will be no cost to the city,” explained McKnatt. McKnatt went onto say that they have already coordinated with the festival and have been included in their itinerary. “We have 17 years incident free shooting experience. We're certified DOT HAZMAT. Driver and transportation and are covered with a $1 million in general liability insurance,” added McKnatt. The city council approved PyroFire Displays fireworks display.

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