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Balfour Fireworks: A Proper Send Off

The matriarch of Balfour Family Fireworks, Carrie Balfour, was called home to the "big cabin" in the sky Friday, March 8, 2024; a celebration of her impactful 89 years as well as a firework display lovingly bid farewell Friday, March 15 with several in attendance wearing purple, her favorite color. A Balfour tradition, all stood with arms and handkerchiefs waving as her procession began.

Originally opened in 1969 Balfour Fireworks has served as a local staple, from Bob's ornery suggestions to the "freebies" he always sneaks in kid's bags, the little firework stand on the hill has stood paramou...


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