Friday, June 29, 2018

Fireworks, Fireworks and More Fireworks

Kevin Surbaugh

 Begining with this year's fireworks season, Baldwin City will be allowing fireworks  on June 29 as the new city code reads:

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to discharge, ignite, explode, or use any fireworks in the city except from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on June 29th through July 2nd in any year and from 8:00 a.m. to Midnight on July 3rd and 4th in any year, in accordance with section 7-301(a) of this code.

(b) The governing body of the city may, in its discretion, grant permission at any time for the public display of fireworks by responsible individuals or organizations when such display or displays shall be of such a character and so located, discharged and fired as shall not be a fire hazard or endanger persons or surrounding property.
In addition, this year there is one more firework stand then there was last year.
This year stands are as follows:

Pyro Papa's
Pyro Papa's is a family owned Fireworks stand business
Photographer Kevin Surbaugh
This family-run business is back in Baldwin City at their regular location of  719 Ames, where they have been since 2010. The business owned by Mike and Julie Young and Chris and Carol Lang. The family-run business operates nine locations throughout Kansas. 

Knights of Columbus
All proceeds from Baldwin City Knights of Columbus fireworks stand stays local
Photographer Kevin Surbaugh
Across the street from Pyro Papa's, in the parking lot of the Baldwin City Market is the stand for the Knights of Columbus. According to those helping with the stand, the Knights of Columbus have been selling fireworks in Baldwin City since 1999. All proceeds raised by the local Knights of Columbus stays local.

 Garrett's Fireworks
Garrett's Fireworks, Baldwin City location
Photographer Kevin Surbaugh
In the parking lot of Callahan's Liquors, is Garrett's Fireworks. That stand is located at Highway 56 and Eisenhower which is 510 Ames. Garrett's has over 30 locations, in Eastern Kansas, Missouri, and Iowa.

Big Boom Fireworks
Mark Shay operates a fireworks stand in Baldwin City
Photographer Kevin Surbaugh
Mark Shay operates the stand under the Baldwin City sign at Highway 56 and Washington, 200 Ames Street. Shay, who lives in Baldwin City also has a location in the VFW parking lot in Ottawa.  The Baldwin City location is managed by Justin Schaffer and his girlfriend Shara Stephenson.  This is the third year Shay has had a stand here in Baldwin City.

Triebs T-Town Fireworks

Steve Triebs of Tonganoxie own Triebs T-Town Fireworks
Photographer Kevin Surbaugh
New to Baldwin City this year, is the fireworks stand at 100 Eisenhower at the intersection of Ames and Eisenhower.  Steve Triebs of Tonganoxie,  has fifteen firework stands in Kansas and Missouri.

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