Please support fireworks on the Coastside in 2011


By on Wed, July 21, 2010

July 14, 2010

Dear Editor,

There was something missing this 4th of July. The parade was brilliant with its pooches, hot cars and patriotic spirit. The sun even cooperated and broke out for most of the parade and lit up the Coastside Adult Day Health Center barbeque and musical event.

However, there was a void of excitement. For the second time in the last four years, the fireworks on the coast were not to occur later that evening. Instead of sitting on the sand and enjoying the show near home, Coastsiders were faced with one of three decisions: drive over the hill and face the traffic and crowds, set off an illegal display and risk a $1000 fine, or forgo the experience all together. The economic effect was also negatively felt by many Coastside businesses, as the Coastside lost its status as a destination for the holiday weekend.

Please join the effort to ensure that fireworks on the coast return next year. The American Legion Coastside Fireworks (ALCF) is committed to organize fundraisers, obtain the permits and hire a quality fireworks firm. But they need help from the Coastside community to raise money. The required amount is $50,000 and is due within the next several months.

Work for next year’s show is going on now. Please do your part and make a donation at: You can also mail a check made out to the ALCF at:
PO Box: 826
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019


P. Shawn McGraw
El Granada, CA