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San Miguel one of the few county spots that allow safe and sane fireworks

Most popular fireworks are banned in San Luis Obispo County, but residents in some communities can set off "safe and sane" fireworks on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.
Most popular fireworks are banned in San Luis Obispo County, but residents in some communities can set off "safe and sane" fireworks on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.

Safe and sane fireworks are on sale next to the Fire Station by San Miguel volunteer firefighters and on K Street next to Dos Hermanos by the Native Sons of the Golden West.

San Miguel is one of only a few areas in the county where they are allowed.

Volunteer firefighters use funds raised from this activity to station paid fire personnel in town on the Fourth of July.

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Lynne Schmitz Joe Johnston jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

It also funds other activities, including sending a child for a week at “Champ Camp” held by the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation Camp for Burn Survivors and teaching fire prevention to students at Lillian Larsen School.

Flag raising at school

The Pleasant Valley School Community Foundation will hold a Fourth of July flag raising from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the old schoolhouse at the intersection of Estrella and Ranchita Canyon roads east of San Miguel.

They will have refreshments and a tour of the refurbished schoolhouse, one of the oldest in the North County.

Meet with Peschong

Supervisor John Peschong will hold office hours at the Parish Hall behind Mission San Miguel on July 6 from 2 to 4 p.m.

New at the Mercantile

The San Miguel Mercantile, 1114A Mission St., has added a Garden Shop featuring drought-tolerant plants from the Native Sons Nursery in Arroyo Grande, Territorial Seeds from Oregon and Baker Creek Seeds. The store carries a full line of organic gardening supplies and expect new items weekly.

Progress on park

SLO County Planner Elizabeth Kavanaugh expects the park construction to be completed in early July. The grassy field will be fenced and allowed to grow for about three more months.

The barbecue pit and playground were left in place, although there are plans to install new play equipment when matching funds can be found for another grant.

Calendar

June 29: Regular meeting of Community Services District at 6:30 p.m., CSD office, 1150 Mission St.

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Lynne Schmitz’s column is special to The Tribune. She is a longtime resident of San Miguel, and her column appears here weekly. Reach her at Lynne_Schmitz@yahoo.com (with “San Miguel News” in the subject line) or at 805-467-3565.

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