—The Old Fashioned Fourth of July from noon to 4 p.m. Friday at Pioneer Park in Lewiston will feature rides on a stagecoach and an old-fashioned fire truck, children’s games, local entertainment, food vendors, a show and shine and more. The Lewiston Community Band will perform classic patriotic music starting at 4:30 p.m. at the bandshell. The event is free.
— The 29th annual Community Spirit Fireworks show kicks off at 4 p.m. Friday at Adams Field in Clarkston with live music by the band the Working Poor until fireworks start at 10 p.m. Food will be for sale by area vendors. Alternative Nursing Services and Pizza Time of Lewiston are providing 3-D glasses for the show. The glasses can be picked up today at the businesses. They will also be available at the field. Admission to the field is free but donations are accepted for the yearly 30-minute firework display. American flags will also be available by donation. The annual event draws 4,000 to 5,000 attendees.
By JENNIFER K. BAUER
Fireworks Safety Tips
Adult supervision around fireworks is important. Set family boundaries and talk with children about celebrating safely.
Be Prepared before you light fireworks
Use legal fireworks, available at licensed outlets
Store fireworks out of reach of children
Keep pets safe indoors
Always keep water handy
Be Safe when lighting fireworks
Only adults should light fireworks
Only use fireworks outdoors
Do not throw fireworks or hold in your hand
Protect your eyes
Light one firework at a time and move away quickly
Never relight a “dud”
Be Responsible after you finish
Soak used fireworks in water
Be considerate—clean up used fireworks
Keep matches and lighters away from children
Use care in selecting the area for discharging fireworks and the type of fireworks appropriate for that area. Weather conditions make grasses and vegetation dry and vulnerable to fire. Fireworks are one of the leading causes of wildland fires.