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Paola’s annual fireworks display is set for Friday, July 3, at Lake Miola.

PAOLA — Paola’s annual fireworks display will begin at dusk Friday, July 3, at Lake Miola.

The event is organized each year by the Paola Chamber of Commerce, which relies on community donations to pay for the free show. Gates will open at 4:30 p.m.

Donations are being accepted now and also will be collected at the gate before the show. Organizers said they are also offering the option of contact-less donations using PayPal and Zelle.

Organizers urge everyone to come together safely and enjoy the fireworks show.

News Editor Doug Carder can be reached at (913) 294-2311 or doug.carder@miconews.com.

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Elembytes

Do we honestly believe that people will gather "Safely" for Fireworks? I can guarantee you NO! People can't wear masks going to the grocery store. Miami County now has 26 cases of Covid-19 and is growing every week now. Why then do we think people will socially distance themselves and act safely to celebrate the 4th. Alcohol consumption alone makes people not think right. The 4th is Saturday the fireworks on the 3rd. personally shows should be canceled as well just like the Paola Car show etc., American's need to stop this "Thinking that everything is okay" because it is far from it. Really surprised County Officials honestly believe that having a 4th of July display is really worth holding when mass gatherings are not suggested in Phase 3. Miami County should know better than this. For a long time we held our numbers very very low. NOT anymore folks!

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