An Explosive Collection Multimedia Slideshow

Bob Gerau slid open the door of a glass case containing only a small portion of his estimated $100,000 fireworks collection. As he took out a colorful box of firecrackers with a cartoon illustration of President Barack Obama on the label, he said fireworks are “meant to shoot, not to collect.”

Gerau is the owner of Bob’s Fireworks at 7551 U.S. 63. The store is filled with pyrotechnics of all kinds.