The fireworks around San Juan Island were awesome!
The Fourth was fun in town….and you can relive the fireworks in the slideshow below by Update reporter Rebecca Leff. Here’s more, in a letter of thanks from the Chamber of Commerce’s Rebecca Parks:
The Friday Harbor 4th was a celebration to be remembered. Beautiful weather, a fabulous parade (did you see the San Juan Propane truck all festooned with red white and blue?) The Chamber of Commerce wants to thank Lin and Pam Pearson of Petro San Juan for organizing the parade for the umpteenth year. The island wouldnt be the same without that marvelous, dedicated and creative couple. After the parade, the Pig War Picnic and Rock the Dock set the stage for the day’s grand finale: FIREWORKS!
The fireworks were a blast! We tried hard to raise the money for them – so many islanders pitched in with their bills and coins in the firecrackers around town. We got pretty close to covering the huge fireworks bill with donations. It is a bit disheartening to hear people compare our display with Lopez Island, iconic around the U.S. for its amazing (and extremely expensive!!!) fireworks. Let’s celebrate them and not think of competing. Thank you, Lopez, for helping to brighten our sky!
And: Thank You, Eagle Fireworks, for doing your best to bring Friday Harbor our very own beautiful display over the water. Thank You to Kings Market, The Port of Friday Harbor and Islanders Bank for your annual generosity, and most of all, Thank You, San Juan Island, for supporting our Independence Day celebration with the unwavering spirit and pride of an amazing small town.
Rebecca Parks, events coordinator, San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce