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    Jay’s Fireworks has been selling everything from Mountain Mamas to Candy Bangs to the Groesbeck and Lake Limestone areas for 16 years. Additionally, the firework show they put on for the City of Groesbeck every 4th of July never disappoints, and this year was no exception!
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Red, White and BOOM!

By Alexandra Cannon, Staff Writer

Jay’s Fireworks wows the crowd sixteen years and counting

For sixteen years in a row, owners of the beloved local stand Jay’s Fireworks have brought Groesbeck the sky-brightening show that many may associate with summertime and Independence Day. Jay and Jean Smith, of Groesbeck, have always been entertainers at heart, and what started small has exploded into a large, successful operation.

“We moved here in 2001 and started doing fireworks shows for our church out at Lake Limestone,” Jay said. “That got bigger and bigger every year and I finally said 'I need to have my own stand so I can get fireworks cheaper’.”

So that is what the couple did, learning along the way about selling seasons, local/state requirements and more along the way. In 2001, Jay's Fireworks opened up shop in Groesbeck, and started a tradition of bringing joy to everyone who visited their shop.


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