“TNT” Legal in Temple City

Fireworks are only sold to people who are over the age of 16.

Written by DANNY TSANG / Published July 2, 2010

Since it is almost the fourth of July, vendors are setting up their fireworks stands all over the city.

Popular brands such as “TNT Fireworks” attract lots of customers by lowering the prices of their fireworks and offering “buy one, get one free” deals.

“We have all kinds of fireworks,” says Elena Li, a volunteer who works for the “TNT Fireworks” stand at Temple City High School. “There are fountains, there are sparklers, and many other types. Most people buy sparklers.”

Fireworks like the “Mad Dog Fountain,” “Purple Rain,” “Mini Monster”, and “Fire Krackle” emit showers of sparks and have popular “buy one, get one free” deals, while others such as the “Crazy Eyeballs” spin rapidly on the ground and shoot sparks. In addition, fireworks that cost less than five dollars are being sold. Some of these include “Smoke Balls,” “Black Widow,” and “Spiral Lite.”

“We also have the Big Bang,” says Li. “It lasts for hours. One time, there was this family that played with it until 2 A.M.”

The “Big Bang,” which is over four feet tall, costs $500.00 and is one of the many assortment packs that are being sold. All of these value packs are sold for less than their retail price. The prices of these assortments range from $14.99 to $500.00, although some of them include “buy one, get one free” offers. The “TNT Block Party,” which is sold for $99.99, includes an additional “Night Treasure” for free, while the “TNT Big One,” costs $239.99, but it includes a free “My Stars.”

Fireworks are only sold to people who are over the age of 16. The fireworks stands will close on 11 P.M. on the fourth of July.

The usage of fireworks anywhere in Temple City is legal, although they are prohibited in cities such as San Gabriel.

“Some people light them in front of their houses,” says worker Li. “A lot of people also go along Camino Real.”

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