Fireworks show

Dear Editor:I enjoyed your article on the 4th of July fireworks show and I am hopeful that there will be another one this year. ("July 4 Fireworks Show Nears Reality," 4/30/10) On one minor point the article stated that the fireworks show was the first ever last year. You are correct if that is a city-run show, however, the Downey Jaycees for more than 20 years had a fireworks show and carnival at Warren High School. This was their main fundraiser until the DUSD had some issues with the carnival people staying on school property. Unfortunately, the Downey Junior Chamber of Commerce is no longer active in the city. They do have a rich history in Downey, including the building of Dennis the Menace Park. The fireworks show, in conjunction with a week-long carnival, was their main fundraiser. The carnival provided most of the cost associated with the fireworks show along with a small fee for grandstand seating. I am hopeful that the city as a whole can continue to find some way to celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks. - Edwin Huber, Past President, Downey Jaycees

********** Published: May 7, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 3