Funnies Extra!

How to light up the sky on the Fourth of July

7/15/10 (Thu)

Gone are the days of holding a glowing punk to the end of a fuse, then excitedly fleeing to a safe distance as a lone firework rockets into the sky. Or they’re gone for Stewart Merritt, Center, at least.

Merritt, pyrotechnist and owner of Skeye Illuminations based in Center, recently conducted fireworks displays at both Beulah’s all-class reunion and Center’s Fourth of July celebration. There is much more to shooting of fireworks than simply lighting a fuse, he explained.