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Ready for some fireworks? Vale event set to light up the sky Friday

Fireworks bloom in the sky above Vale, dazzling viewers below. (Kat Seals-KnR Photography/Special to the Enterprise)

VALE – Dwight Keller is ready to ring in the new year.

For nearly 20 years Keller has directed a spectacular firework show New Year’s Eve and the longtime Vale resident is ready to set the sky afire again Friday night beginning at 7 p.m.

The fireworks will explode off of Rhinehart Butte east of town.

“Unless weather won’t allow it and then we will do it the next night,” Keller said Monday.

Keller and the Vale Community Coalition sponsor the show that lasts about 20 minutes. The pyrotechnics take about a day to set up, said Keller.

“We start setting up about nine in the morning. Sometimes we are hustling . . .