Thursday, July 30, 2015

Fireworks display to be bigger

The fireworks display set for this Saturday at 10 p.m. is getting a bit of an added bonus due to its postponement from Canada Day.
“The owner of the company that we buy the product through can come,” noted Dave Coats, who is organizing the firework launch at Seven Oaks.

“So when he comes, he likes to have fun and bring quite a bit of extra product,” he explained.
Coats said he can’t guarantee there will be a larger display. But after speaking to the company’s owner earlier this week, he said it “sounded like the truck would have more product on it than it normally does.”
The owner also is bringing five men along to assist, Coats added.
“Normally, it’s just one person they send and we do the rest,” he remarked. “But because it’s not July 1, there were six of them available.
“So that will make the day infinitely easier for set-up.”
For those who want to get a great view of the fireworks display, Coats suggested a spot somewhere near Rainy Lake Sports.
“I know a lot of people like it so it’s fun to put on a good show for the community,” he reasoned.
The fireworks are being held in conjunction with the third-annual Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Festival, which gets underway Saturday at 10 a.m. sharp at the Sorting Gap Marina.
The bathtub races, also postponed from Canada Day, then will take place at 5 p.m. on Sand Bay.
A dragon boat after-party will follow at Boston Pizza starting at 7 p.m.

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