This past Saturday Dean and I had the privilege of helping Dennis and Sue Damon along with Kevin Elwood and Mark from Fish & Game do the preliminary set-up for the Fireworks! By preliminary that means there are two other days necessary to complete the Firework display.
We worked 4 hours and more to set-up the barge to set-up for the shells that will be placed at a later date. It was a great deal of work. This has probably been said before but I am not sure all those who enjoy the Fireworks understand the amount of time and effort that goes into the Display. Take 18 people times that by 5 hours work and then times that by three and you will have a concept of how much work goes into this yearly function. This does not include the pre work of coordinating the shells, producing the paperwork for the shell coordination and the time Kevin gives during the Firework Display.
When you see Kevin, or Mark, or Sue, or Dennis be sure to thank them. They are the backbone of getting this function going.
We also are very lucky and blessed to be provided with a work detail from Kootenai County Sheriffs Department to help load the shell tubes and the sand. Without them this task would be difficult if not impossible for us older folks to complete.
Dennis, Sue, Kevin, Mark, Donna, thank you!
Norma Jean and DeanNorma Jean 2012 Fireworks