DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - The fireworks show in Delray Beach was almost scrapped this year. Without an available barge to launch the display from, or enough funds to secure a barge, a show seemed impossible last week.
"We did come across a challenge we did lose our barge," says Sarah Martin, Executive Director of the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative. "We had to go through the U.S. Coast Guard, and other places to get exemptions. It was a long haul but we finally got there just in time."
The price of a barge was negotiated from $50,000 to $25,000. Public and private donations also poured in.
"It shows how the community comes together to get things done, that's what America's all about," says Craig Allison.
The fireworks also attract business for merchants along Atlantic Avenue.
"If it weren't for the fireworks we wouldn't be doing too much because this is our off season," says David Hunt, at Sandwiches By The Sea.
The fireworks show is set for 9 p.m.
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