Many travel to Alabama for fireworks

Florida/Alabama State Line (WJHG/WECP) - Although people flock to JR's Fireworks year-round, New Year's Eve is the second busiest holiday after Independence Day.

"We've had a good traffic flow through here this morning and every day that it gets closer to it, it should pick up," Owner JR Poppell said.

"People like to go for the loud stuff. The kids enjoy them," some Florida residents said. "We do it as a family event, so we eat and have a good time, have a gathering and fireworks just set off a show."

Located just across the Alabama state line, JR sees customers from all across the south.

"I've got Tallahassee, Panama City, Apalachicola, Quincy, Sneads, all around," Poppell said.

When we asked JR what his hottest selling item is right now, he said it's hands down the Exterminator.

"You have to drop the balls in there each time, but when you mix them all up, you have a pretty good show," Poppell said.

Law enforcement wants to remind the public that not all fireworks are legal in Florida. Anything that flies through the air or explodes is illegal.