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JULY 2, 2009

Pink fireworks in the night sky
Dex

Posted by: Dex
3:23pm

It's almost the 4th of July! That means burgers, hot dogs, watermelon, and fireworks!

Izz

Posted by: Izz
3:25pm

Yep. I just hope our town switches to eco-friendly fireworks this year.

Dex

Posted by: Dex
3:28pm

Wait, what's wrong with regular fireworks?

Izz

Posted by: Izz
3:30pm

When you set off a lot of fireworks, there's gunpowder and smoke and dust that gets in the air and settles on the ground. That stuff normally has some chemicals in it that aren't too healthy. But they've invented eco-friendly fireworks that are much better!

Dex

Posted by: Dex
3:33pm

Oh man, what if our town isn't using them? Maybe we should stay home. Or get gas masks?

Izz

Posted by: Izz
3:37pm

Nah, it's no big deal if you only have fireworks once or twice a year. The problem is places that set them off every night, like Disney. But Disney uses the eco-friendly fireworks now! Happy Independence (from chemicals) Day!