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Cape Coral fireworks display is over, but the work isn't

Cape Coral fireworks display is over, but the work isn't

By Julie Salomone. CREATED Jul 5, 2013

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Thousands ended their 4th of July with a "boom." Colors lit up the night sky on Thursday as more than 20,000 people gathered for the annual Cape Coral fireworks show hosted by the Chamber of Commerce.

"There was a barge set up in the water and shooting them off from the water so everybody gathered here and focused on the water. It was nice," said David Clifton.

The show might be over, but the work isn't. It will take days to clean up after Red White and Boom.

"Right now, we're tearing down this tent as you can see it's already down and we have another one for tomorrow and probably 5 more tents to take down after that," said Clifton.

David Clark with Caloosa Tent and Rental helped set up for the fireworks show for years. He says its a 3 day process to tear down the tents used for things like a VIP section and food vendors.

"How many hours would you say it takes to put this up?" asked reporter Julie Salomone.

"All together probably 12 hours," said David Clark, Assistant Operations Manager with Caloosa Tent and Rental.

"How long to take it down," asked Salomone.

"Half the time," answered Clark.

Crews pick up the leftovers from Thursday's celebration. Crews will work into the weekend. Tomorrow more tents and a fence will be removed.