JACKSON, CA - The Jackson Lions Club Third of July Fireworks Show has been cancelled for this year because of the coronavirus crisis, the Jackson Lions Club Board of Directors announced Monday.
“Public safety was our chief concern in making this difficult decision,” said Byron Welch, incoming Lions Club president, about the event that draws hundreds of people to Jackson every year for a community Independence Day celebration.
“We’re looking forward to 2021 for a bigger and better than ever Third of July Spectacular,” said Welch.
In the meantime, the Lions are gearing up for expanded safe and sane fireworks sales starting June 28 with their annual fireworks stand set up near the Little League field at Detert Park in Jackson.
“We’re boosting our inventory because we expect more people will want to celebrate with fireworks at home,” said Welch. Safe and sane fireworks are legal in California and allowed in the incorporated areas of Amador County.
The fireworks stand will be open on June 28 from noon – 9 pm, and June 29 – July 4 from 9 am – 9 pm. Social distancing measures will be in place for customers and Lions Club volunteers, with safe point-of-sale transactions in addition to local checks, cash and credit card sales.
Donations to the Lions will be accepted and appreciated. With other fundraising events cancelled, the fireworks sale will likely be the Jackson Lions’ major fundraiser of the year. All proceeds from fireworks sales and donations will support the Jackson Lions scholarship funds and support to youth groups and many other local projects.