It's going to be a slightly quieter 4th of July this year in Flint. Fireworks will not light up the sky. Flint is one of many cities where fireworks won't be part of the celebration. My TV 20's Dave Leval shows us what's being done to make sure that doesn't happen in another city.
The Plymouth Whalers are known for providing plenty of fireworks on the ice, now, they hope to do the same off it. The Whalers are teaming up with their hometown to make sure the skies light up red, white and blue for the 4th of July.
Mike Henry/Plymouth Whalers
"We just want to give back to the community. The township has always been good to us."
The economy has not been too good to a lot of people lately. In fact, fireworks will not fly over many American cities. There's no money to pay for them. The Whalers are using their home this week to help make sure that doesn't happen here.
"Fireworks are a great thing, families can get together. It makes you happy, makes the tough times not so bad."
The curtain goes up at the Compuware Arena Drive-In Theatres July 1st. You may want to stop by the arena's CJ's Brewing Company before the movie starts. Portions of the proceeds will go help pay for the fireworks show two nights later.
It costs at least $15,000 to have fireworks in the 4th of July Celebration here in Plymouth. The Whalers are not the onlys doing their part to help out the Township.
Other businesses are also kicking in money for fireworks.
Ron Edwards/Plymouth Treasurer
"This is an activity, because of the thousands of people who enjoy the fireworks, this is one activity they want to be involved with, and stay involved with."
And help light up the sky during the nation's birthday celebrations. In Plymouth Township, Dave Leval, My TV 20 News at 10.
The movies showing include "Transformers," and "Star Trek." The fireworks will fly Friday Night at Plymouth Township Park.