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July 03, 2012 Slideshows

What's Your Favorite Thing to Blow Up? 

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We went to firework stands throughout Jefferson County and asked the employees to tell us their favorite thing to blow up on or around the Fourth of July. Photos and interviews by Alexis Hitt.
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Mary Corbett, manager of Fireworks City, favorite thing to blow up is Mammoth and Crackle. Corbett has been in the fireworks business since 1988.
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Matt McCole favorite is the Cutting Edge. McCole has been at the firework tent since he was little; Mary Corbett is his mother.
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Fireworks World employee Tommy Schaefer's favorite firework is Delirium (with maximum powder). This is Schaefer's first season at Fireworks World.
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Fireworks World employee Tyler Kimbael's favorite firework is the The Red And Blue Tracer. This is Kimbael's first season at Fireworks World.
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Fireworks World employee Chris Strauss' favorite firework is the These Colors Don't Run fountain. This is Strauss's first season at Fireworks World.
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Fireworks World employee Sabrina Shinkle poses with her favorite firework, Magnum Pistol Popper. This is Shinkle's first season at Fireworks World.
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Manager of Fireworks City, Jeff Durbin poses with the Big and Bold. Durbin has been at Fireworks City for 15 years.
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Employee Stormy Coppotelli holds her favorite firework, the Dominator, 192 Proof. Coppotelli has worked at Fireworks City for two years.
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Joe Collins' favorite firework is the Southern Salute. Collin's has been at Fireworks City for five years.
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Robert Bruce likes to blowup the Head Banger. Bruce has been at Fireworks City for at least eight years.
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Molly Brown Fireworks Employee Dawn Young poses with her favorite firework, Javlin. Young has been in the firework business for 25 years.
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Fireworks Supermarket Employee Heather Green poses with the Rogue Wave. Green has been working at the supermarket for two years.
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Fireworks City Employee Kevin Flynn's favorite thing to blow up Smoke-N-Mirrors. Flynn has worked at the fireworks stand for five years.
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Ty Dinwiddie's favorite firework is the Show Stopper. Dinwiddie has worked at the fireworks stand for seven years.
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Lorin Dinwiddie's favorite firework is Pop Pop Snappers. Dinwiddie has worked at the stand for six years.
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Mary Corbett, manager of Fireworks City, favorite thing to blow up is Mammoth and Crackle. Corbett has been in the fireworks business since 1988.

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