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Flint fireworks rescued by community donations

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It's an American tradition – fireworks celebrating our nation's independence.

For David McGhee, it’s a symbol of community in the Vehicle City.

“We was going to get that money and that what's makes this Flint and great city to live,” McGhee said. “We come together when it’s necessary."

Fireworks will be lighting up the sky on Friday evening at the Chevy Commons. Generous funding from the Mott Foundation saved the show.

"I think fireworks are great for the city," McGhee said.

A Flint native and member of the Flint transition advisory board set up by the state, McGhee is happy this tradition will continue, even when money is tight. The $25,000 cost of the fireworks show was raised in time for the celebration.

"I’m just happy we have it and I know how important this is to our community," McGhee said.

The fireworks will begin in Flint at 9:30 on Friday evening.

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