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Meet The Young Man Behind Dillons First Ever New Years Eve Firework Show

On New Year's Eve Dillon was treated to a firework display like none other. People gathered in the parking lot at Ray Lynch Park for a ten-minute pyro technical display that really showed off the talents of local firework expert Raven Ross Anderson.

The show was sponsored by local businesses as well as through the sale of T-Shirts commemorating the event. At 8 P.M. The show kicked off with two massive fireballs that used ten gallons of gasoline each. Followed by the national anthem synced to a firework display. The main event left the audience clapping and cheering for more.

We sat down with Raven and got to know him a little better.

Raven started trying his hand at firework shows in 2019. In 2021 he entered the Pyrotechnics Guild International competition and won 1st place and the best score for a competitor. Raven then placed 3rd in 2022 and 2023 against the top people in the USA.

The planning for the New Years Eve show began around September. He said for bigger shows the planning can start 6 to 8 months in advance. This year he has at least 10 shows he will be working on and has worked on over 50 shows so far.

Raven got his love of pyrotechnics through the family business. They own the Red, White, and Blue fireworks stand. Growing up he would help order the fireworks then stockpile his favorite ones. He would then get to light them off. He knew this is what he wanted to do for a living and now he gets to live out his dream job as he puts on firework shows across the state.

Let’s hope the Dillon community gets treated to many more shows from this bright young entrepreneur.

Raven on left looks over the set up as family members help run lines used to trigger the fireworks.

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