Dec 29 2008
The (Fireworks) Show Must Go On
Monday, 29 December 2008
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            Kodiak residents get one more chance to see a professional aerial fireworks display this year. Dense fog postponed, and then cancelled the Independence Day display on July 4th, with low clouds and rain cancelling the display on Labor Day weekend.

            Now, organizers are going to try again on New Year's Eve.

            Mark and Diana Holt, who set off the city of Kodiak's fireworks each year, said they are scheduling the show for 8 p.m. on Wednesday night. They said that would be early enough to bring kids out for the display and get home in time for grown-up activities at midnight.

            As usual, the display will be fired off from Near Island over the channel. The Fred Zharoff Memorial Bridge will be closed one-half hour before the show, and re-open right afterwards.

            The Holts are asking everyone to do a "good weather" dance for that night, but if the display is rained out again, the fallback date will be Saturday night, January 3rd, also at 8 p.m.

            They say they will let KMXT know by 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon if the show is a go or not, so keep your radio tuned to 100.1.