OROVILLE – The good news: This year’s Oroville Community Fireworks Display will burst into the sky above Deep Bay Park and Lake Osoyoos at dusk on the Fourth of July.
The bad news: This could be the last year if someone doesn’t take over finding donations for the annual pyrotechnics display.
Dane Forester, who has volunteered his time gathering contributions and organizing the Oroville tradition is experiencing burn out. The event also falls at the worst time of year for him as he helps his dad in their cherry orchards during the harvest. He says Brian Sawyer, who got his license to touch off the popular Independence Day blast, doesn’t have the time to do the leg work to get the money it takes to reserve the fireworks for Oroville.
So, unless there is a group or individual ready to step up and take over the funding side of the event, Forester says this may be its last year. To help, contact the Gazette-Tribune at firstname.lastname@example.org.