One local man helps save community fireworks show

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BLUE MOUND, Ill. (WAND) - The annual 4th of July fireworks display in Blue Mound was going to be canceled. 

The local Lions Club announced last week that the show was canceled because the man putting on the display lost his license. The Lions Club made the final decision in last weeks meeting to cancel because they couldn't find anyone else. 

Community members were upset and disappointed. One community member, Jeff Foulks was among those upset. He decided to take matters into his own hands and help save the show. The past two years Foulks has let the Lions Club host the event behind his auction building, but never put on the show himself. 

With the help from community members Foulks applied for all the permits and submitted all of the paper work just in time to keep the show going on. Local businesses have helped by setting up donation buckets. 

The event will take place on July 3rd at the Foulks Auction Building in Blue Mound. The fireworks will be set off at dusk. 

If anyone wants to make a donation they can bring the money to the auction house or go to a local business with the donation bucket and drop money off. Foulks also said they are looking for someone to sing the National Anthem, anyone interested can call 217-855-7053. 

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