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After 90 years, Skyrockers still light up the sky for holidays

Brad Williams



If it’s December, you can see fireworks in La Crosse at 6 p.m. almost every night of the month. 

The Skyrockers are counting down to their two big New Year’s Eve shows on Grandad Bluff, at 6 o’clock and midnight next Tuesday. 

But before that, the fireworks pros shoot off nightly salutes, either from the bluff, or from Pettibone Park, with help from local families.   

The salutes Friday night and Sunday will be from Grandad, and from Pettibone on Saturday and Monday. 

Skyrockers president Pat Bonadurer is optimistic that the mild Christmas weather in La Crosse will carry over to New Year’s Eve.    

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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