Famed ‘first family of fireworks’ promises pyrotechnics spectacle
Zambelli Fireworks, which used to dazzle crowds during Charleston's Sternwheel Regatta festivals, spent months planning the three days worth of fireworks shows for the state sesquicentennial celebration. Each show will be unique so returning visitors will see something new each night.
Zambelli Fireworks crews have placed hundreds of tubes that will be used to launch thousands of fireworks from the roof of the state Capitol building during the state's three-day sesquicentennial celebration. The three shows, which will last up to 15 minutes each, were specially choreographed to West Virginia-themed music.
Rick Tyler, left, of Zambelli Fireworks and Randy Damron, a state Department of Transportation employee helping with sesquicentennial preparations, review how more than two miles of electrical cable will be used to trigger the fireworks.
From the rooftop of the State Capitol, more than 4,000 shells and two miles of cable will be used to display the fireworks that will make up the finale of the West Virginia 150 Birthday celebration.