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Family keeps tradition of fireworks alive

NEDERLAND - By Justin Hinton, KFDM News

Families headed to Jake’s Over Texas in Nederland to begin purchasing fireworks.

Peter Wolfe took his entire family, a tradition that started when his father took him as a little boy.

“My dad used to bring me, and now I’ve graduated and now I’m bringing my kids,” he said.

The family packed several bags of fireworks into their cart and headed out the door.

“It kind of makes you feel good, and he appreciates thing that I used to appreciate when I was younger,” Wolfe said.

“The biggest kick that you get out of it is when you see the families and the little kids and everything. You see their eyes light up when they walk to the back of the store and they see how big it is and they’re pointing and say, ‘I want that,’ and they point to the biggest thing you got, that’s pretty cool,” Co-Owner Jake Daughtry said.

The store is named after him and bears several items that showcase the family’s journey from a small firework stand to a large store with 1.000 different types of fireworks.

“That's all I've ever known fireworks to be is family, especially growing up in the business as a family business,” Daughtry said.

State law allows merchants to sell fireworks two holidays per year, around the 4th of July and New Year’s Eve.

Daughtry says the busiest day will be New Year's Eve.
Family keeps tradition of fireworks alive

Saturday, December 29 2012, 06:37 PM CST
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