It is that time of year when the ubiquitous, school-bus yellow ACME FIREWORKS tents are set up in parking lots at the big box stores. Some places have banned fireworks this year-- like Colorado due the dry conditions and fires raging out of control; however, in Greensboro, fireworks are permitted and seem to be selling well. As a matter of fact, the Fourth of July is the one day of the year that North Carolina allows fireworks. Festive public displays are planned for Greensboro and High Point tomorrow night. Get ready for sparklers sizzling, pops, booms, and flashes of color lighting up the sky. Greensboro does a great job with the Fun Fourth Festival and High Point has the Uncle Sam Jam, making the holiday fun for those of us who are still in town. Also, Wet and Wild Water Park will have a fireworks show.
So, if you think you are the ONLY person not at the beach, head out for one of these events and you will realize that the community is far from empty. Finally, if you decide to launch a fireworks display on your own lawn, please follow safety guidelines.