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The Telegram
  • Fireworks over Utica this weekend to benefit flood victims

  • The area’s annual Fireworks over Utica on Saturday will help local victims of the recent flooding.
    One dollar from every ticket purchase will be donated to the Central New York Chapter of the Red Cross, specifically for victims of flooding in the Mohawk Valley.
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  • The area’s annual Fireworks over Utica on Saturday will help local victims of the recent flooding.
    One dollar from every ticket purchase will be donated to the Central New York Chapter of the Red Cross, specifically for victims of flooding in the Mohawk Valley.
    “Dealing with the flood and its effects has been devastating for so many of our neighbors,” said Mimi Griswold, program director for WOUR 96.9, sponsor of the event. “We’d like to be able to help everyone pick up and move forward.”
    The event takes place at Hanna Park in Downtown Utica, and doors open at 3 p.m., with music starts at 4 p.m.
    National recording artist FUEL will headline the musical portion of the event. Local bands Gridley Paige, Scars and Stripes and 3-Inch Fury also will perform.
    Fireworks will start at about 10:15 p.m.
    Food and beverages will be available for purchase during the event and there will be a Kids Zone from 3 to 8 p.m. featuring face painting, Irish step dancing, a Magical John Show, MaxMan Reptile Rescue and a bounce house.
    Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 at all area Fastrac locations or at the door for $15. Children 12 and younger will be admitted free.
    For information, visit www.fireworksoverutica.com.

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