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Contract in place for Middletown's Labor Day fireworks display; no tax dollars needed

By Dan Miller, danmiller@pressandjournal.com
Posted 7/6/17

Middletown Borough Council voted 5-0 to award a contract to Pyrotecnico of New Castle to provide fireworks for the borough’s Labor Day fireworks event on Sept. 2 for $14,000.

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Contract in place for Middletown's Labor Day fireworks display; no tax dollars needed

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Middletown Borough Council during its July 5 meeting voted 5-0 to award a $14,000 contract to Pyrotecnico of New Castle to provide fireworks for the borough’s Labor Day fireworks event on Sept. 2.

No tax dollars will be needed because of the money already raised toward the fireworks through the Mayoral Madness charity basketball game, Mayor James H. Curry III told council.

The borough has also received donations toward the fireworks from Tattered Flag Brewery & Still Works, and from Kuppy’s Diner. Kuppy’s is donating $500, Curry said.

Enough money is already on hand that there should be some funds left over after the fireworks, Curry added.

Zambelli Fireworks of New Castle put on last year’s show for $18,000.

The Pyrotecnico bid was the lowest of three bids received this year, Klinepeter said. One bid was incomplete.

The $14,000 is for the same number of shells that were used in the 2016 fireworks show, Klinepeter said. The event will be held near the boat launch at South Union and Susquehanna streets.

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