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Laurel Fireworks

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BILLINGS - The 4th of July is almost here, and the Treasure State's biggest fireworks display is just down the road.

Laurel's Volunteer Fire Department raises money for nearly 40,000 dollars worth of fireworks. Second year chairman Kent Kulesa said the community appreciates the show, which makes the hundreds of volunteer hours well worth it

"We do it, namely, for the people," Kulesa said. "I mean that's why I do it -- It's awesome to hear people say after the show, 'Hey that was a really good job.'"

The LVFD has organized the show for more than 50 years, but 2014 is the first year in decades without the help of former chairman Terry Ruff. However, there are more than 40 volunteer firemen, among other Laurelites who help with the show.

You can still buy raffle tickets to help pay for the display, and the variety of prizes include a Traeger grill. You can find the LVFD selling tickets under the awning at Thompson Park on the Fourth.

For more information on registering for the Chief Joseph Run, and a complete list of events, click here.

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