Last $2,000 in donations received – fireworks are on
• Always read directions.
• Always have an adult present.
• Use fireworks outdoors only.
• Never use near dry grass or other flammable materials.
• Light one at a time.
• Keep a safe distance.
• Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
• Never experiment with fireworks.
• Have a bucket of water and a hose handy.
• Never attempt to re-light or "fix" fireworks.
• Do not wear loose-fitting clothing.
• Never carry fireworks in your pockets.
• Fireworks are not toys.
• Use only State Fire Marshal-approved fireworks.
Source: State Fire Marshal
The fireworks are paid for, the duckies are ready to race, and Colusa's annual Fourth of July celebration is ready to bust out.
"We are positive we will have fireworks this year," said Councilman Tom Reische, who confirmed Thursday that donations for the last $2,000 needed have been collected and the show is ready to go.
The cost for the pyrotechnics is $12,000.
For those wishing to participate in the annual Duckie Race, from the levee stairway at Seventh Street to the Colusa bridge, activities start at 2 p.m.
The cost to buy a duck is $5.
They are available at Messick's Hardware on Market Street or can be purchased right up to the starting time of the race.
The Colusa Lions Club sponsors the race, and there are prizes.
This is the second year Reische has been in charge of raising funds for the fireworks. And while the money is funneled through the Colusa Firefighters Association nonprofit for accounting purposes, it is a community event.
Ralph Keeley will again set off the fireworks, which are scheduled to begin at dark.