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Wyoming County business owner steps up to host fireworks after Oceana & Mingo County slash shows

HANOVER, W.Va. (WVVA) Just when you thought COVID-19 was going to derail your entire Summer, there is good news to report.

After Oceana and Mingo County leaders announced their fireworks celebrations are a no-go, a local business owner is stepping up to the plate.

Tyler Blankenship, the owner of Hanover Wrecker Services, spent thousands of his own dollars to host a fireworks show at his business in Hanover on Saturday night.

"Believe it or not, I might have been arrogant when I was younger. I'm using this as an opportunity to show people that I've turned my attitude around and do something positive for the community."

While he has hosted fireworks on a smaller scale in previous years, he said this show will be his biggest yet.

"We're in trying times right now. There's only a few things we can count on -- the good Lord our savior, our families, and our community."

The show will be held at the Hanover Wrecker Service in Hanover at 10 p.m. People are advised to arrive an hour ahead of time and park either at the business' location or at the Church up on the hill. There will also be parking along the road.

Blankenship advises everyone in attendance to practice social distancing.

Annie Moore

Multimedia Journalist

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