Residents disappointed fireworks canceled in Medford, New Jersey

Ask anyone in the Medford area about the spectacular annual 4th of July fireworks show and they'll tell you don't miss it. Sadly, this year they were canceled with no rain date.

"Normally they're amazing--amazing show. They put on a great show. Families are out," Parag Patel told FOX 29 Wednesday night.

"It's fantastic. They do a great job. We get a lot of families that come out like us," Sushil Patel added.

Once again this year, local families and friends were anticipating another blockbuster show, but thanks to some nasty thunderstorms and heavy rain Tuesday night the big show never happened. In fact, it won't be happening on the rain date on Thursday either.

"I heard the rain destroyed the fireworks because of that we have no rain date," Parag Patel explained.

Officials say the severity of Tuesday night's storm made the fireworks unstable and they had to be detonated. They couldn't be salvaged because of safety concerns.

Medford's loss turned out to be Evesham Township's gain. People who usually take in the Medford fireworks opted to check out the fireworks at Cherokee High School just a mile or two away.

The good news is the fireworks in Evesham were spectacular so many people from the Medford area at least got to see a good show close by. The group that puts on the Medford fireworks will meet in two weeks to sort out the details from the cancelation.