Langley Fireworks Stand Goes Crazy For Pink

Thursday, June 17th 2010, 6:52 pm
By: News On 6

By Tara Vreeland, The News On 6

LANGLEY, OK -- It's the time of year for sparklers and fountains. And there's one fireworks stand in Langley that is sure to grab your attention.

The Fourth of July in Oklahoma means the Star Spangled Banner and the good old red, white, and blue. And now pink?

"Hopefully they can see us from a long ways away," said Mark Harmon.

Just off Highway 28 near the Pensacola Dam is a fireworks stand as screaming as loud as the booming explosives, Crazy Pink Fireworks.

"The pink," said Cindy Harmon. "The pink. And everyone says wow why pink?"

 Yes, on this patriotic holiday, think pink.

"The pink kind of overwhelmed me," Mark said. "Everything we have is pink including our welding trailer."

"He painted the stands and he ended up with pink work boots," Cindy said. "And he was like you have to do something about this, I can't wear pink work boots, but he has."

And while everyone's looking pretty in pink, there's a serious side to this story too. Cindy is a cancer survivor and lost her grandmother to the disease too. The Harmon's planned all along to open a fireworks stand. But it was Cindy's idea to raise money for breast cancer research.

"Because everyone knows someone who has breast cancer," she said. "And they struggle and it's hard and we want to do everything we can do, every penny that we can get to help with it."

"I thought it was a wonderful idea," Mark said. "As soon as she gets something in her head, she goes 110% with it. So here we are wearing pink."

A portion of the proceeds from fireworks sales will go to Susan G. Komen breast cancer research.

The Crazy Pink Fireworks stand is open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to midnight, through July 5. It is located at 395 Highway 28 in Langley.