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  • Sky Wars Raises More Than $5,000 for Two Area Nonprofits

    Published on October 13, 2021

    St. Louis’ largest fireworks show supports AGAPE and Wags & Whiskers

    Sky Wars recently held its 16th annual invitational fireworks championship that collected canned food and raised more than $5,000 for two Warren County nonprofit organizations.

    AGAPE collected 800 pounds of food, as well as held a raffle that raised $1,400 for the nonprofit.  Dennis Holtzmann of Troy, Mo. won AGAPE’s raffle to help shoot one of the event’s signature fireballs.

    Wags & Whiskers, formerly the Concerned Citizens for Animal Care of Warren County, raised $3,800 for its “Raise the Woof” campaign through event sponsorships and its fireball raffle.

    AGAPE was founded in 1996 and provides food to individuals and families who face food insecurity.  It is the only full-service nonprofit agency dedicated to hunger and poverty issues in Warren County, Mo.  For more information.  Founded in 2001, Wags & Whiskers is working to establish a new no-kill animal shelter for the area. 

    “This is the second year Sky Wars partnered with nonprofits that are making a difference in their communities,” said Missouri Pyrotechnics Association (MOPyro) Vice President Rob Cima.  “We are proud to support these two agencies and their contributions to Warren County.”

    Pictured in the first row from left to right are Wags & Whiskers’ fireball winners Samantha Boyd with her mother Kathryn Hillenburg from Warren County, Mo.  They are pictured with Elliot Moss and Fireball Dudes’ Scott Key and Bill Corbett.

    Sky Wars, which is presented by the nonprofit Missouri Pyrotechnics Association, is the nation’s largest fireworks competition and one of the only pyrotechnic competitions in the U.S.  Sky Wars features invitation-only pyrotechnicians who are among the nation’s top fireworks choreographers. 


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