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Lee's Summit North High School Fireworks Stand Reopens Just In Time For The Fourth

Cody Newill
Rebecca Fisher rings up fireworks at the Lee's Summit North High School fireworks stand. The stand was flattened Wednesday by a tornado, but volunteers got it back up in 24 hours.

A Lee's Summit fireworks stand that was blown over by a tornado has reopened just before the Fourth of July. 

High winds caused the tent to collapse Wednesday evening, ruining at least $20,000 worth of fireworks. The stand is run by volunteer students and Parent Teacher Student Association members at Lee's Summit North High School.

PTSA member Rebecca Fisher said there was a little grumbling, but the students got the tent back up and running within 24 hours.

"They were like, 'We have to do this again?'" Fisher said. "But they were great. They were troopers. They didn't bat an eye. You know, it was just something they had to do."

Proceeds from the stand go toward Lee's Summit North High School's "Safe Halloween" program and other functions. Though they lost several large packages of fireworks in the storm, Fisher said, business would go on as planned through the Fourth.

Cody Newill is part of KCUR's audience development team. Follow him on Twitter @CodyNewill or email him at cody@kcur.org.
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