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Sister Lakes making their own rain for fireworks

SISTER LAKES, Mich. -- If it’s too dry for fireworks, make your own rain. That’s the plan in a small Van Buren County community Friday.

The Sister Lakes Fourth of July fireworks display is Saturday night at Lions Park and there’s no way a drought is cancelling the action.

For three days Sister Lakes Fire Department has been dousing the park with water.

“We come up here and watch them,” said 10-year-old Blair McMeeken, helping his firefighter dad spread water Friday.

“We spent the last week or so working on this,” said Chief Anthony Lozada with the Sister Lakes Volunteer Fire Department. “It’s equivalent to fighting a small house fire, about 20 thousand gallons of water.”

Lozada said it’s a small price to pay to make sure the annual tradition stays alive during this drought.

“Kids look forward to it every year,” Lozada said. “It’s a big thing in the community so we do our best to make sure those things go off without a hitch.”

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