Kingston fireworks postponed for first time in 137 years

Kingston fireworks postponed for first time in 137 years

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The cloudy skies didn't stop a small crowd from gathering on the waterfront Thursday to watch racing speedboats from the American Powerboat Association. The cloudy skies didn't stop a small crowd from gathering on the waterfront Thursday to watch racing speedboats from the American Powerboat Association.
"We look to have an even bigger show on the 13th than what we would have had tonight," Kingston Mayor Troy Beets said. "We look to have an even bigger show on the 13th than what we would have had tonight," Kingston Mayor Troy Beets said.

By JILL MCNEAL
6 News Anchor/Reporter

KINGSTON (WATE) - The annual Fourth of July fireworks show in Kingston was pushed back more than a week for the first time in more than 100 years.

Still, the cloudy skies didn't stop a small crowd from gathering on the waterfront Thursday to watch racing speedboats from the American Powerboat Association.

"This will be the first July 4th in 137 years we haven't had our fireworks display," said Mayor Troy Beets. "We just felt like for the safety of everybody and the quality of the show we like to put on it would be best to move it to next Saturday."

A crowd of 25,000 usually turns out for the show that shoots off about $25,000 worth of fireworks.

"We look to have an even bigger show on the 13th than what we would have had tonight," Beets said.

Vendors will be back on July 13 as well, hoping to make up for some of the profits they lost on Thursday.

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