GH is go for launch

Alex Doty • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:49 PM

Wolverine Fireworks has been hired to put on the display.

Ferrysburg resident Roger Jonas was asked by the City of Grand Haven to help organize the July 4 show after it was determined that the Grand Haven Area Jaycees would no longer support the event, citing financial constraints.

“This company is very good to work with, and we’re putting the show together as we speak,” Jonas said.

Despite having a short time to put next week's show on, Jonas said it's all coming together.

“Their priority is the same as ours when it comes to safety and how to put it together,” he said.

Jonas promises an entertaining, high-quality show. He said they're taking a measure called “no dark sky,” where there is consistently a fireworks display during the show.

“Nowadays, people have a shorter attention span, and everything has got to be more intense,” he said. “Don’t take a 15-minute program and stretch it to 30 minutes.”

Jonas said the fireworks show and that evening's Musical Fountain show together, from start to finish, will last about 30 minutes.

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