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Support groups that can’t sell fireworks

As a third-generation Nevada County native, the daughter of a past Grass Valley fire chief and a member of two of the organizations that were to sell fireworks this Fourth of July, may I express to Fire Chief’s Jim Marquis and Jeff Wagner my thanks for their investment in our community.

As many of you are, I am very invested in this county and respect their decision to suspend our tradition this year.

The clubs and organizations that benefit from the sale of safe and sane fireworks are continually looking for ways to financially support the youth of our community. What works so nicely about selling fireworks it that we are not again asking the same businesses and family members to support our endeavors. Those who purchase fireworks are of a whole other demographic many from out of the area. A fireworks booth can bring in thousands for a week of work; very, very few fundraisers can do that.



There were those who had said that they would literally pay these groups and clubs to not sell fireworks – here’s your opportunity!

The organizations who are hit hard by this ban are:




NU Choir Boosters, PO Box 744, Grass Valley, CA. Proceeds for: Sheet music, costuming and transportation to festivals.

Calvary Bible Church Youth, PO Box 2139, Grass Valley, CA. Proceeds for: High school Mexico mission trip to finish a medical clinic and do a vacation Bible school.

Chicago Park 4-H Club, 14910 Meadow Drive, Grass Valley, CA. Proceeds for: citizenship focus, D.C. delegates and 4-H camp scholarships.

Truth Worship Center, PO Box 931, Grass Valley, CA. Proceeds for: Children, youth and other ministries of the church.

Lyman Gilmore Band, 10837 Rough & Ready Hwy, Grass Valley, CA. Proceeds for: Music scholarships and tri-annual trip to play at Disneyland.

NU Band, 15197 Lorie Drive, Grass Valley, CA. Proceeds for: Sheet music, festival fees, purchase and repair of instruments

These organizations would greatly appreciate your support!

May we all have a safe Fourth.

Kimette Collier Neufeld, president of NU Choir Boosters Club.


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