Riverfront fireworks a go in Cape

Thursday, June 20, 2002

Riverfront fireworks will take place on the Fourth of July at about 9:20 p.m., with a show planned to last about 20 minutes, according to the downtown Cape Girardeau group sponsoring the event.

Fireworks will be electronically fired from 900 feet off the banks of the Mississippi River and will be choreographed to music. The fireworks are sponsored by Old Town Cape, the Convention and Visitor's Bureau, UPN 9, 24, and Soft Rock 104.7.

Mayor Jay Knudtson will act as host and the American Legion Post No. 63 color guard will present the colors. The national anthem will be presented by the Municipal Band and the color guard will retire the colors.

Live music will take place beginning at 6 p.m. There will also be an appearance by the Old Town Cape Precision Drill Team.

Viewers can listen to the musical broadcast on Soft Rock 104.7. The Withers Broadcasting big boom box trailer will be located on Water Street to play the music as well.

The sponsors say good viewing locations include the front of the Common Pleas Courthouse, Water Street between Broadway and Independence, Themis Street between Spanish and Water and parking lots at the corner of Water and Broadway and across from Hutson's Fine Furniture and Honkers boat ramp area.

If it rains, the event will take place the first clear night after July 4.

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