Fireworks to cap festival around 9 p.m.

Published: Monday, July 1, 2013 at 07:17 PM.

"We have hearts. We have smiley faces with glittering eyes. We have timed rain, where the shell breaks and kind of looks like a snowstorm," he said. "We import from China, and it seems like every year the effects get better and better."

The veteran show producer said fireworks still fascinate him.

"There’s a little bit of a danger element to it and also just a fascination of exactly what you can do with charcoal, potassium nitrate and the different types of metals for different colors," Moncourtios said.

And he and his crew appreciate the feedback.

"In Havelock, you have two things. You have the crowd and you have car horns," he said. "We do hear the crowd, and it’s awful rewarding knowing that you did a good job and everything went off safely."

Dave Smith, Havelock Parks and Recreation Director, said the city spent $11,800 on the fireworks show, which caps the annual Freedom Festival held in Havelock City Park.

The festival is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. and will include a variety of organizations selling hotdogs, funnel cakes, snow cones, cotton candy, nachos, chicken wings, popcorn, and all sorts of beverages.

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