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The Barge is Back

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Kennewick, WA- Many people may have been disappointed with last year's fireworks show along the Columbia River.

But this Fourth of July, the barge is back.

Tidewater and organizers of the River of Fire festival have arranged to have the fireworks shot from a barge again.

Last year, pyrotechnics shot the fireworks from the river shore in Columbia Park instead.

Director of the Tri City Regional Chamber of Commerce Lori Mattson says it just wasn't the same. "The farther down the river you get the harder it is to look back into the trees and see the fireworks. So with the barge out on the river, everybody on both the Kennewick and Pasco sides of the river can view the fireworks."

The fireworks show is a 20-thousand dollar spectacle that draws tens of thousands of people to Columbia Park.

The Tri-Cities' fireworks show is considered one of the largest in Eastern Washington.