Fireworks Stands Prepping for Holiday Weekend

POSTED: Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 8:56am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 1:45pm

This fireworks business is gearing up for what could be one of their busiest holidays of the year.

They were still going to sell fireworks, except all aerial ones after county officials banned them out of concern of the drought conditions. But now that we've had a few days with heavy downpours, officials lifted that restriction and Nadine Gonzalez couldn't be happier.

"Hopefully with the recent rains, everybody will come out and purchase fireworks."

Mr. G's Fireworks doesn't open its doors until tomorrow. Today, however, it's all about setting up and making sure they have everything in stock because Gonzalez says they will be slammed.

"We tend to have a line outside the door waiting to come in."

Boxes and more boxes kept coming in all morning long but this isn't the only location to purchase fireworks in Cameron County.

"We have a location in San Benito, Harlingen."

And as Gonzalez says, you'll find any type of firework you're looking for, anything for the little kids and us, the big kids at heart, but the most popular fireworks?

"Usually they purchase the Excalibur, the Goliaths are usually popular. We have Instigators. We have quite of bit of a variety here."

And while they're kept busy throughout the year with several holidays, Mr. G's Fireworks wants to remind you to stay safe.

"We have bunch of firework safety rules at our establishments so just make sure the parents are watching their children all the time and be safe."

Mr. G's will officially open tomorrow and will stay open until Monday and if you're going to light up those fireworks, make sure you're outside city limits.