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All eyes will be on the sky July 4 for Baton Rouge’s fireworks show—and the small crew that sets it up behind the scenes

It’s the biggest fireworks display in the state. The WBRZ Fourth of July show’s 2,176 shells burst over Baton Rouge for 22 minutes. The event attracts thousands of spectators to the east and west banks of the Mississippi River each summer. “That in and of itself is very energizing,” says David Spear. He owns AFX Pro, the company that assembles the show every year. “Then to hear the crowd ...…

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