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Couple Saves July 4th Fireworks Display In London

By: Jon Sonnheim Email
By: Jon Sonnheim Email

Not many people can say they've actually saved a holiday for an entire town, but now one Laurel County couple is able to make that claim.

The Fourth of July and fireworks go together like, well, Flag Day and flags.

"They go together like cotton candy and children," said Joyce Lewis.

But due to a tight budget, the citizens of London and Laurel County were about to celebrate Independence Day for the first time in years without a bang. That's when one local couple and their business stepped up to save the holiday.

"They're contributing to the chamber in the tune of $10,000 at this point for the fireworks celebration," said Randy Smith with the London/Laurel County Chamber of Commerce.

So who, you might ask, are these patriotic donors? It's Joyce and Jim Lewis and Professional Health Services.

"There are young men from our area that are serving there. I thought it was a travesty that the county and citizens of Laurel County couldn't celebrate their independence," Lewis said.

They say it's a way to give back to the community that's given so much to them.

Officials say you can see the Independence Day fireworks in London and surrounding areas on June 30th.


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