The crowd of nearly 100 people oohed and aahed as one firework after another flashed across the screen Wednesday evening. If their reaction to a few PowerPoint slides is any indication, Gillette is ready for the Pyrotechnics Guild International’s 50th annual convention, which starts Sunday.

PGI President Paul Smith was at the Campbell County Public Library on Wednesday evening, giving the community a general overview of fireworks safety, chemistry and history, as well as a tiny taste of what they can expect during the four public performances in the upcoming week.

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