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Jake's Fireworks announces official grand opening - July 1

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JAKE'S FIREWORKS ANNOUNCESOFFICIAL GRAND OPENING OF WORLD HEADQUARTERS
Reception and Ribbon CuttingMonday, July 1, 9 AM
1500 East 27thTerrace
Pittsburg Industrial Park

PITTSBURG, KANSAS -Monday,July 1 World Class Fireworks, known locally as Jake's Fireworks, will officiallyopen of its new 500,000 square foot facility in the Pittsburg, KansasIndustrial Park. Three generations of the Marietta Family will be on hand tocelebrate this special occasion. Grandma Helen Marietta, who recently passed,started the company in 1938 when she opened a small fireworks stand on the sideof the family's country store. Now, the top consumer fireworks company in theU.S., Jake's Fireworks employs over 100 people and is a major economiccontributor to the Pittsburg economy. In addition, Jake's helps churches andnon-profit organizations with their fundraising by hiring them to operate Jake's Fireworks locations forapproximately the one-week leading up to the 4th of July. Many churchescurrently part of the program make this their annual fundraiser for the year tofund mission trips and the like.

"We are honored to open ourWorld Headquarters here in the great city of Pittsburg, Kansas, our family'shometown", Jacob Marietta, family member and owner of Jake's Fireworks,mentions. "We at Jake's feel that the people of Pittsburg are a part ofour company and have helped make Jake's Fireworks what it is today"

In attendance for thespecial occasion will be United States Senator Jerry Moran, Kansas State SenatorJacob La Turner and Pittsburg Mayor Michael Gray. Senator La Turner will bepresenting a proclamation on behalf of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback makingMonday, July 1st Jake's Fireworks Day in Kansas. Jake's will also bekicking off their "Be a Backyard Hero" campaign for the Fourth of July season. ThePittsburg State University Band will perform and a fireworks demonstration willbe produced.

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