Open now: Joplin High School Band Fireworks Fundraiser, portion of all sales at Crazy Debbie’s goes to the kids; Band members work as staff

Joplin News First

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. The Missouri Div. of Public Safety issue about 1,300 permits beginning June 20 allowing the sale of fireworks at temporary stands or locations. However each city can set their own regulations for sales and when fireworks can be set off.

Sunday marks the first day sales outside city limits where one can purchase fireworks. Also if you are outside the city you can set them off.

Crazy Debbie’s Fireworks, 3733 North Main, Airport Drive, is a city all its own. And Crazy Debbie is supporting the Joplin High School band. 10% of each sale goes back to band programs. 

“It’s our second year,” Brian Kelly, Director of Bands at Joplin High School, he tells us, “it’s our biggest fundraiser of the year.” It’s completely staffed by students from band. Money goes to support financial aid for students so they can participate in band programs.

Students welcome people at the road with signs, stock the tables, run the cash register. Also parents volunteer to help supervise.

Additionally they are holding special raffles to raise additional funds throughout the Fireworks Fundraiser. See those on-site.

  • 10A – 8P JUNE 20 – 30
  • 10A – 11P JULY 1 – 5

NOTE: City of Joplin allow sales June 30 – July 4. Additionally you cannot light fireworks in the city of Joplin unless within that time period and limited to certain hours.


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