July 4th means fireworks and fireworks thieves


Growing up, I loved July 4th. As a teenager, I worked at a fireworks stand. Every year, July 4th was synonymous with fireworks and fireworks thieves.

It’s a big problem. One year, a booth I was working on was hit and a large inventory was taken. It was a big loss for the owners, and they had to hire even more staff overnight to protect their business.

This is a problem that local fireworks booths face every year. A booth was recently hit and over five thousand dollars in inventory was taken, along with two credit card machines.

Forehand’s Fireworks asks for any information regarding theft that anyone might have.

A theft like this can really damage what is usually just a seasonal, sometimes family-owned business. I’ve known several people in my life who have owned a booth, and it’s not like they’re getting rich.

Regarding July 4th, the Canyon Chamber of Commerce released an update earlier today stating that all July 4th activities will continue as planned. Rain or sun.

If you’re going to be at the parade in Canyon on Saturday, I’ll see you there. After missing last year, I am delighted to be able to participate and to see the parade again this year.

If you’re looking for fireworks for this weekend, check out Forehand’s or you can check out our list of places to buy fireworks here.

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I was surprised to find out recently that we also have a bit of history with the show America’s Most Wanted.

Digging through old news articles, I found several distinct occasions where Amarillo and America’s Most Wanted crossed paths. I wonder if there are any that I missed.

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If you have any information or know anything, call Amarillo Crime Stoppers at 806-374-4400.


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