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Red, White and Blue Ash firework show ready to dazzle despite firework shortages

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Posted at 5:39 AM, Jun 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-30 12:07:59-04

BLUE ASH, Ohio — The Red, White and Blue Ash firework show was one of the many shows canceled last year due to the pandemic, but this year it's back and officials said it's going to be bigger than ever, despite a fireworks shortage.

Arthur Rozzi Pyrotechnics (ARP) will be putting on the Red, White and Blue Ash firework show, and this year, they plan on having a drone light show choreographed with the fireworks.

Queen City Fireworks in Greendale, Ind., is owned by ARP, and general manager Eric Diehl said he and his team saw fireworks sales boom last year. With that in mind, they stocked their store with enough pyrotechnics for their customers to celebrate, too.

"Last year's overbuy created a shortage this year," Deal said. "I've heard people — some of the larger guys — talking about 20-, 30-, maybe even 40-percent shortage this year by Fourth of July. We saw the amount of product that was purchased last year, and we took those numbers and applied it to what we think we would see this year..."

Officials from other stores around the Tri-State said they are also fully stocked and open late in case people want to put on their own fireworks shows.