Local fireworks stands plan to donate to MATURA

Last year, two local fireworks stands run by Tony Wenck and Tadd Davis collaborated to donate an AED Lifepak defibrillator to the Winterset Fire Department. 

This year, the tradition continues. It was decided that a donation would be made to MATURA, a local food bank. The two tents donating are the ones at Lanny’s Auto and at HyVee. Tony Wenck, the businessman for the Lanny’s auto tent, said he picked MATURA because, “I’m a strong believer in buying everything I can locally and if I’m going to support a charity, I prefer to do it locally too.” He believes the town has supported the tents so the tents should help support the town.

Tony Wenck

Buy local! Two local fireworks stands run by Tony Wenck (pictured) and Tadd Davis will use part of the proceeds to donate to MATURA. 

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The money from the stands will also help go towards the annual fireworks show held at Riverside Racetrack off of Highway 169. In reference to the fireworks show, Wenck said, “It was something my dad had always done when he was alive so I’d like to keep that tradition.” The show will be held on the Fourth of July. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the fireworks start at dusk. Food will be cooked by the Winterset Fire Department with water and pop available. 

There will also be a bounce house and some yard games. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs and alcoholic beverages. Restrooms will be provided on site. Wenck hopes the whole town will come to the show just like they did when his dad started the tradition.