No fireworks for Cape Girardeau this year

No fireworks for Cape Girardeau this year

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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 04: Revelers watch the fireworks display along the Hudson River from Manhattan on July 4, 2012 in New York City. Revelers around the country are celebrating the nation?s independence. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Posted on February 27, 2013 at 7:29 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 21 at 9:07 AM

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) -- The veterans’ organization that has bankrolled the Fourth of July fireworks display in Cape Girardeau says the show is apparently off for this year because money has dried up.

USA Veterans took over the fireworks celebration four years ago after the city said it could no longer afford to pay for the Independence Day show at Arena Park. The Southeast Missourian reports that USA Veterans says it doesn’t have the $10,000 to fund this year’s fireworks display this year after buying a building.

Expenses for the building purchase depleted the money earmarked to pay the balance of last year’s Fourth of July event and to serve as seed money for this year’s celebration.

Information from: Southeast Missourian, http://www.semissourian.com

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