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Fourth of July fireworks light up Sacramento River
Contributors to the $12,000 Colusa fireworks show were: Colusa Rotary; Recology; Sacramento River Firefighters Association; Ralph Keeley; Colusa Casino Resort; Morning Star Trucking Company; Chef Colus/Country Stop; Steelhead Lodge; and Colusa Rice Co.
Also, John Rogers; Messicks Hardware; Greg Maciel; Davison Drug & Stationery; Reading Oil; Superior Tire Service; Sankey Automobile; Davies Oil Co.; West Colusa Farms; Judith and John Tiernan; Russel and Celia Pearson; and Tri Counties Bank.
Additionally, NorCal Floor Covering; Tommy's Market Street Grill; Louis and Catherine Kaelin; John Wisler Jr.; Dale Everson; Harold and Mardel Sandridge; Ann Zumwalt; Soroptomist International; Jim Smart; John Smart; Shirley Miller; Fredrick and Margaret Weibel; Wallace and Bonnie Emery; Sally Jones; and Jeanne Dozier Cave Trust.
Hundreds of people from Colusa County and surrounding areas lined the Sacramento River levee Wednesday to watch the annual fireworks show in Colusa.
With patriotic music accompanying the show, Ralph Keeley and his team fired off the pyrotechnics as bursts of color sparkles exploded high into the dark sky.
The spectators oohed and awed with each burst.
In the afternoon, the Colusa Lions Club also held the annual Duckie Race. Victoria Franco won the $500 top prize while Sue Bailey was second at $300 and Linda Randolph took the the $200 third prize.
The fireworks show is truly a community event, with the purchase of the fireworks coming directly from local businesses and residents.
No government funding is used.
The money is collected through the Colusa Firefighters Association nonprofit organization, but that is for financing purposes only.