Take the Plunge at Colusa’s Independence Day Celebration

Colusa County Fair CEO, Jonathan Howard pictured with Colusa Fireworks Committee chairman Tom Reische and Colusa Rotary Club member Vance Boyes. Colusa Rotary donates to the Fireworks Committee.
Colusa County Fair CEO, Jonathan Howard pictured with Colusa Fireworks Committee chairman Tom Reische and Colusa Rotary Club member Vance Boyes. Colusa Rotary donates to the Fireworks Committee.

With the fourth of July right around the corner, Colusa is gearing up for its annual fireworks show at the Colusa County Fairgrounds; giving one lucky individual the opportunity of pushing the plunger that kicks off the show.

This year’s fireworks show is being held at the Colusa County Fairgrounds, a return to its original location after many years held alongside the Sacramento River – visibility was marked as a great concern.

“The show on the Sacramento River for the last number of years has been a great event, but as the trees along the bank have grown they have begun to block the view of the fireworks,” said Colusa Fireworks Committee chairman Tom Reische.

Colusa Fair CEO Jonathan Howard committed the fairgrounds, Colusa Fair CEO Jonathan Howard commented the fairgrounds will provide a great viewing area.

“We are excited to have it coming back,” said Howard. “Adding the extra fun of giving one lucky winner the chance to start the show just adds more excitement and anticipation.”   

Fireworks Pro, Mathew Gilfillan, from Pyro Spectaculars, the company that provides the fireworks commented that it was a great location where an even bigger fireworks display could be provided.

Howard added that in addition to a great show, the evening will be a family experience.

“Volunteers from the Sacramento River Fire Department will be selling beer and food concessions will be available the night of the show,” said Howard.

Ignite the Show!

To win the opportunity of pushing the plunger, kicking off this year’s celebration, purchase your opportunity tickets at the Colusa County Fairground office, Davison Drugs, Caffeinated, and Messick’s Ace Hardware in Colusa and Fouch & Son in Williams. Tickets are $5 each.

The winning ticket will be drawn just prior to the beginning of the July 4th Fireworks Show at the Colusa County Fairgrounds.

The Show starts at 8:30 p.m. on July 4th in the Fair’s grandstand area.

The Colusa Firefighters Association has agreed to utilize their organization for donation purposes. Tax-deductible donation checks may be made payable to the Colusa Fire Fighters Association, 750 Market Street, Colusa, CA 95932.

“The fireworks are provided each year by local contributions,” said Reische adding that Colusa is one of the few remaining communities to provide the 4th of July celebration in honor of the Nation’s Independence.

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Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2007. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at lloyd@colusacountynews.net or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.