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News Release - September 6, 2018

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Quincy City Council grants Public Fireworks Display and Use Permit upon consideration of state regulations and safety concerns of community

QUINCY, WA – September 6, 2018


Quincy City Council continues to support local fireworks display by granting a Public Fireworks Display and Use Permit on September 4, 2018. The permit was granted upon consideration of Washington state regulations pertaining to public fireworks displays and the safety of the community and all involved. It is the City’s understanding, the group coordinating the display chose to cancel the event due to the permitted times and restrictions limiting the authorized fireworks to commercially/factory manufactured fireworks only.


City Council granted the permit to authorize a public fireworks display in Lauzier Park Friday and Saturday, September 7 and 8, from 6:00pm to 11:00pm. The permitted times issued were to protect the safety of the Quincy High School soccer team scheduled to practice after school Friday and the softball players participating in the T&T Annual Softball Tournament on Saturday near the display area. The concerns brought forward in previous years were also strongly considered in issuing this permit.


The first request to City Council to help cover half the costs of the fireworks display at the Balloon Festival was received in 2010. City Council continues to support this event and contribute financially year after year.


City Council’s main concern is the community and the safety of all involved. The permit issued was believed to be the best option to find a common ground between legalities, safety, and the concerns of the community while still allowing this event to continue. City Council appreciates all efforts put forth to make this event happen year after year and hope a fireworks display can continue in connection with the Farmer Consumer Awareness Day celebrations.


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