Many people missed out on 4th of July fireworks this year because of the drought. But there's an event in LaPorte this week that's big, beautiful and loud.
The LaPorte County Fairgrounds are home to the 2012 Pyrotechnics Guild International convention. The combination trade show and exhibition is in a different location every year.
Kristen O'Dell and her family didn't have to travel to see or hear the event, they live across the street from the fairgrounds.
“They start at like 1 o’clock, 3 o’clock in the afternoon and go all night,” she says. Her family doesn’t really mind the fireworks, just the time they’re set off.