Fireworks sellers picked by lottery


Eight local churches and charities were chosen from among 41 applicants by lottery for a permit to operate a fireworks booth in West Sacramento during this year’s Fourth of July season.

For the first time, the city legalized use of “safe and sane” fireworks last year for a limited time during the Independence Day holiday, and authorized eight charities to run booths. The booths earned an average of $12,000 last year, reports the city clerk.

  This year’s vendors will be Campus Life Connection/Collings Teen Center, American Legion Baseball, Knights of Columbus (Our Lady of Grace), Southport Community Church, Our Lady of Grace School, West Sacramento Historical Society, Youth for Christ Ministries and the West Sacramento Youth Resource Coalition.

Applicants were selected from categories – “youth,” “service,” “arts, culture & education” or “at large.”

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