Page 8 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - July 2017
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Freedom rings on the Fourth

Community enjoys It was another bustling season of selling fireworks and enjoying displays on the Chehalis Reservation.
fabulous fireworks
There were very few of thunderous booms and burst of the bouquets left a
The 2017 fireworks season mishaps. Chehalis Tribal Law dazzling colors with cakes lasting impression during the
has come and gone with a Enforcement Officers and and mortars in the only majestic grand finale. This
bang. There were more than Oakville Fire Department hand-lit show in Washington. brought a powerful close
70 fireworks stands within the personnel were available to The volunteers created to our Independence Day
Chehalis reservation. Savvy handle emergencies. They also and delivered an awesome celebration.
owners were busy setting up provided much-needed traffic fireworks show to end the
their stands to supply products control when the show was season. Most important is the
to excited customers. finished. lasting impression of the
Of course, explosives are majestic grand finale that
The weather was pleasant Some emergency personnel dangerous. The crew set up brings a powerful close to
throughout the season, with had to leave because of a fire safety protocols and strictly Independence Day.
one hot day. There were many in Oakville. followed them to ensure a safe
things that affected sales, but show. Thank you Barnaby, Dustin,
it was a busy season overall. The licensed Chehalis Buck Buck, Hector and all
Tribal Pyrotechnic crew The inspiring display of of the other volunteers who
Areas and times were put on a wonderful display booms, crackles and bright helped with the show.
dedicated for lighting
fireworks and made for an It is a great way to end the
enjoyable experience if done fireworks season. Again, thank
properly. you and another awesome
After purchasing their
fireworks, community Clean-up crew
members headed out to meet
up with their friends and Clean-up is essential
family. You could see the after a great fireworks show.
delight in their eyes as they The clean-up crew is very
walked away talking about dedicated in keeping our
how they were going to enjoy tribal properties clean. Early
their Independence Day the next morning, the ground
celebrations. maintenance crew gathered
debris leftover after the Fourth
Parades, barbecues, music of July celebration.
and fireworks are a way for
families to gather and celebrate Many responsible people
freedom in the United States cleaned up after themselves,
of America. Yes, freedom! and some even carried out
Without the commitment and what they brought in.
dedication of our veterans, we
wouldn’t have our freedom to Again, thank you! Your

Fireworks show

The tribal center complex
was filled with vehicles and
people that came to celebrate
the Fourth of July.

Fireworks could be seen all
around the surrounding areas.
Children were lighting their
hoards as they enjoyed the
special day.

There were areas dedicated
to lighting fireworks to protect
all those who traveled to
watch the dazzling display at
the annual Chehalis Tribal
Fireworks Show. There were
vendors there, too!
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