Fireworks supply limited
June 24, 2021
Shipping priorities for medical equipment have limited the availability of fireworks for Independence Day in America, according to the man who oversees two fireworks tents in Lewis County.
"Medical equipment coming across [the ocean from China] has a higher priority," said Jonathan Sparks. He manages fireworks stands that raise money for his church and the Food Bank. "They reduced the number of shipping containers that hold fireworks.
"So, the tables may look full when you go in," Sparks continued, "but the back stock will be much lower than last year."
Shipping cost quadrupled, he said. So...