4th Fest Preparation 008

4th Fest Preparation 008

Empty shipping containers sit in an area away from the sorting tables, as newly arrived shells are unpacked, labeled, sorted and prepared for loading. A total of 15,771 shells will be launched in this year's 45-minute-long show, which is controlled by two computer systems. Approximately 500 volunteers have put in time for this year's event, themed "Star Spangled Spectacular," which is financed entirely by donations. While most volunteer work has already been done, the organizers are glad to have any help in the days following to help clean up after the event.

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