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July 4th celebration kicks off at Marathon Park

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Wausau is getting an early start to the 4th of July.

The annual celebration kicked off Friday afternoon. This year's 4th of July celebration event, put on by the Jaycees, is longer than normal. The fourth falls on a Wednesday, so organizers decided to kick off the celebration on Friday.

"I think it's going to be great," said Larry Halvorsen, former event organizer. "When it's warm, people come out. They want to be outside. We've got great entertainment."
    
The weather could pose problems for the fireworks display on Wednesday. Right now organizers say fireworks are still on for the 4th. But that could change.

"Every year we need to make adjustments," said Dawn Kunkel, 4th of July Celebration President. "We work with the fire department very, very close. They're out here and we're looking things over."

Fire officials say they will return on Wednesday to re-evaluate.

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