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Fireworks back on in Charles City; KCHA to play music during show

Weeks ago the Chamber of Commerce in Charles City cancelled most of the city’s 4th of July events – this included the magnum opus of summer events: the fireworks. Director Mark Wicks says it was going to be too pricey for the businesses to help float it this year.


Then one local business stepped up to make it happen:

“Soifer Family McDonald’s has stepped up to cover the entire cost of the $12,000 show this year after it was originally announced there wouldn’t be a community fireworks show due to public health and funding concerns. Soifer’s persistence in trying to somehow provide fireworks for Charles City on July 4th also paid off as the Community Revitalization committee that organizes the event kept exploring different options.”

The show will take place at 10 p.m. on July 4th for about 30 minutes at the southeast side of town. 


KCHA Radio (FM 95.9) will be broadcasting patriotic music during the show, sponsored by Cambrex in Charles City.

Wicks says the team was testing a handful of options to make the show happen – if they weren’t able to, he says it would have been a disappointment for everyone involved.


Wicks asks patrons not to park along the roadways during and before the show – especially South Grand Avenue.


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