While there might not be many huge neighborhood gatherings happening around the community this year for Fourth of July, locals can still enjoy using the Safe and Sane Fireworks.
Booths selling the fire marshal-approved fireworks can open for business on Sunday, June 28. Sales can continue through Saturday, July 4.
Escalon city officials allow for one booth to benefit the Escalon Parks Foundation each year, with three other booths selected by random draw among the participating agencies and organizations that meet the eligibility criteria and put in for a booth.
Proceeds from the Escalon Parks Foundation booth, which will be set up at 2253 Jackson Ave., adjacent to D’Boni’s Pizza, go toward helping bring the Escalon Skate Park closer to reality.
Other groups receiving the booths this year are: Van Allen Parents Club, at 3360 McHenry Ave., at Ace Hardware; Escalon High Sports Boosters at 1900 McHenry Ave., in the Mar-Val parking lot; and Escalon Covenant Church, with the booth set up in front of the church at 1155 Escalon Ave.
The Safe and Sane fireworks are allowed in the city limits of Escalon as a result of the city council, several years ago, approving their use. They are the type that do not leave the ground and booths were already being set up, even though the fireworks won’t arrive for a few days.
Booth sales typically open at noon on the first day – which would be this coming Sunday, June 28 and they can stay open until midnight on Saturday, July 4.
As always, fire officials and police remind residents to be cautious when using any type of fireworks and to have a bucket available for fully dousing the fireworks when done.