For Ryan Stamer and his 3-year-old son, Everett, it's the start of what could be a lifelong tradition. They're among the thousands of people across Kansas City who are making a last-minute dash out to buy fireworks for the Fourth of July.
"It's fun, why not start something new? We never did fireworks much when I was a kid, so we will see what he thinks and go from there," said Stamer about starting this tradition with Everett.
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And that's good news for fireworks retailers across the metro like Pyro City. Retail manager Amy Hunter says the wet weather has been both a blessing and a curse. Until Monday, the rain kept customers out of Pyro City's five metro locations. But now, business is booming.
"The rain has helped, gotten everything damp, so you don't have to worry about the danger of any fires," she explained from the I-35 and Lamar fireworks stand she manages. "People are ready to have fun and celebrate."
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