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Fireworks sales begin in SLO County

Local non-profit raise funds with firework stands.
Local non-profit raise funds with firework stands. ldickinson@thetribunenews.com

Some Fourth of July fireworks booths in San Luis Obispo County opened Sunday after they cleared fire inspections.

Bob Lund, a volunteer for the Arroyo Grande In Bloom nonprofit fireworks booth, said sales generally start pretty slow, but will pick up Wednesday and go full tilt Thursday and Friday.

Shari McCarthy, a longtime volunteer and board member with Camp Fire Girls USA Central Coast Council, said their fireworks booth is a good fundraiser for Camp Fire Girls.

“It’s very intense, labor-wise, but still a lot of fun because you’re working with people whose goals are to raise funds for the Camp Fire club programs.”

Locations of many of the nonprofit fireworks booths can be found at the Phantom Fireworks website at http://www.fireworks.com. Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach and Templeton are among the communities selling “safe and sane” fireworks.

Fireworks are permissible for discharge from noon July 3 through midnight July 5, according to the Five Cities Fire Authority website.

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