Fireworks sales continue after the Fourth

A mother and daughter look at fireworks in Holts Summit on July 5.

Independence Day is officially over, but that doesn't mean the end of fireworks sales in mid-Missouri.

Katie Gibson has worked at TJ's Fireworks in Holts Summit her entire life, and says the busiest days of the season so far have been July 3 and July 4.

She expects to see a steady stream of customers through the remainder of the season.

"We have a lot of people who will come in and they'll buy fireworks during our season and then they'll save them for their New Year's celebrations or even for the next year," Gibson said.

She told KRCG 13 that humidity can damage the fireworks but if they're stored in a cool, dry location they should last.

She also said sales are up this year compared to last year, when a drought caused a burn ban in mid-Missouri.

Fireworks stands will be open until July 10.