Belgrade is in a continuous state of change. It has been for several decades. It is my hometown. I attended elementary, middle, and high school here. I met my high school sweetheart in the halls of Belgrade High. I married her and had our wedding reception in the middle school cafeteria in 1991. Belgrade is where we raised our two sons. And Belgrade is where we started our businesses.

For 21 years, we’ve been the Big Box Fireworks folks in front of Whalen Tire on Jackrabbit Lane. Our boys grew up showing customers how to safely use firecrackers and what to do with aerial displays. We always sell out, so we always sell fresh. We educate our customers, who are our friends, to obey the city ordinances, be good neighbors, be courteous and still have fun.

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