Fourth of July

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Although many traditional July 4 events were canceled for this year because of concerns related to transmission of COVID-19, legal fireworks are for sale in both Del Norte and Curry counties through July 6, although officials urge extreme caution in using them.

Some local activities are planned, including:

Crescent City

This year’s Del Norte County Fair was canceled, but if you’re looking for some fun food for the holiday weekend, check out the Fair Food Frenzy, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds.

Watch for decorated businesses and homes around town. Check the Crescent City Del Norte County Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page and website for winners and also for a map for the scavenger hunt to find poster of “Hometown Heroes” at locations throughout the county.

The “heroes” also are featured on calendars. Enjoy reading about our 12 Del Norte County Hometown Heroes all year long! 12-month calendars from July 2020 to June 2021 featuring all 12 Del Norte County Heroes for only $10 available at the Crescent City/Del Norte Chamber of Commerce office. Each Hero will be featured on a different month, along with beautiful scenic shots taken in the county.

Chamber office hours 9 am to 3 pm 707-464-3174 or email Director Cindy Vosburg director@delnorte.org

Best of all you'll be supporting your local Del Norte High School Media Class and the Chamber of Commerce with this fun fundraiser. The 12 heroes, in no particular order, are: Margaret Mathews, George Pettit, Angela Glore, Shelly Pena, Officer Yeng Lo, Kelly Schelllong, Joe Gregorio, Hilary Fahning, Ashley Buckskin, Douglas Plack, Emily Ricks and Denise Harnden.

Cruise 101, Crescent City to Brookings

It’s an unsanctioned, unofficial cruise (as it was over the Memorial Day weekend), but local car groups and individuals are planning another “Cruising 101” event with classic cars, trucks, modifieds, the family car and cycles enjoying the ride together.

It’s a way to spread some cheer a we drive by those staying home this holiday. “This cruise isn’t a political statement,” one of the organizers said.” Please no signs or banners to that effect.” But patriotic decorations are encouraged.

This time, the cruise will begin in Crescent City, with a “show-n-shine" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the grass field behind California Auto Image on the corner of California and Washington. Organizers are asking that people bring cash or canned and boxed food donations for the Brookings and Crescent City food banks.

At 1 p.m., the cruise will begin, with vehicles following a route around Crescent City, then up 101 and around Smith River and on to (and around) Brookings, ending up where the Memorial Day cruise started at the Church of the Nazarene on North Chetco Avenue (101) in Brookings.

A map packet and directions is available online: http://tiny.cc/j2irrz

Fort Dick

Fort Dick fire personnel will be doing a small parade on the 4th of July for Fort Dick residents. Check their Facebook page on Friday, July 3, for the time and route.

Brookings

Curry County Republicans plan a “Let Freedom Ring Rally” from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 4.

“Be a patriot, support our president and our freedoms,” said Dianna Blazo, one of the organizers. Attendees are advised to bring their own chairs. A live band, signs and food truck will be available. The event will be held in the parking lot of Goldilocks Antiques, 548 Chetco Ave., Brookings. GOP headquarters will also be open at 16372 Lower Harbor Road in the Port of Brookings-Harbor.

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