Unsung hero of the Annapolis July 4 Fireworks
Planning and producing the fireworks display in Annapolis Harbor on July 4 is a big deal. “The 15-minute show takes a thousand hours of work to plan and produce” says Tom Chepurko, this year’s coordinator of July 4th Annapolis, the non-profit set up to raise the funds for the display. Twenty thousand people will come by car and boat to watch the show — and all will leave safe and happy. The plan to assure this success is 30 pages long, spelling out the roles and details for the police, fire, harbormaster and several other city agencies.