Nicole Cooke | Democrat Rachael Hinkle browses the items at Hale’s Fireworks on Limit Avenue with her kids, Sarah and Hunter, 3, Thursday afternoon. The Hinkle family will be celebrating more than just Independence Day today - Rachael said the family will be spending the day celebrating at Hunter’s birthday party.
Nicole Cooke | Democrat Hunter Ellsworth, 9, bags fireworks purchased by Derick and Elliot Tagtmeyer, of Overland Park, Kan., who were headed to the lake, Thursday afternoon at Hale’s Fireworks on Limit Avenue. Scanning items behind Ellsworth is David Stuckey, a teacher who has been working for Hale’s as a summer job the past 25 years.
Nicole Cooke | Democrat Hunter Mitchell, 6, lightens the load of his basket by placing some of the fireworks he picked out into his grandpa’s, Randy Mitchell, basket Thursday afternoon at Hale’s Fireworks on Limit Avenue. Randy said the family celebrates the Fourth of July by having watermelon and barbecue chicken and shooting fireworks.
Nicole Cooke | Democrat Tall stacks of Black Cat firecrackers are seen at Hale’s Fireworks Thursday afternoon as David Stuckey helps a line of customers. Stuckey said there are roughly 800 items for sale in the tent, located on Limit Avenue.