Fireworks grand finale July 4
Cloverleaf Lakes Fireworks Inc. is inviting the public to its final spectacular fireworks display on the waters of Pine Lake on Saturday, July 4, at dusk.
In a letter to contributors, the group uses the quote, “All good things must come to an end.”
Government regulations on fireworks in the wake of 9/11 and the Boston Marathon bombings have been tightened. And the group has had difficulty finding enough volunteers and raising enough money to continue.
“Some of our equipment is getting well worn and some volunteers are getting worn out,” the group’s statement said. “It is a somber time for those who have built this little show into the well-regarded show provided today.”
The fireworks displays have been a mainstay of Independence Day weekends since the mid-1990s.
“We are sincerely grateful for all who have supported the Cloverleaf Lakes Fireworks through the years, whether it was volunteering in some way or donating,” the letter said.
The fireworks will conclude a busy July 4 on the lakes. The popular Kiddie Parade opens the day along with the sixth annual Art Fair. There is no theme for the Pontoon Parade in early evening, with boaters encouraged to use their imaginations. Cash prizes are available for the top three entries.
July 4: Kiddie Parade, 10 a.m., boat landing
July 4: Art Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Round Lake Park
July 4: Pontoon Parade, 6:30 p.m.
July 4: Fireworks at dusk
Electronics clean sweep June 27, July 1
A special roundup of outdated electronic items is scheduled at the town’s Collection and Recycling Site on Cloverleaf Lake Road on Saturday, June 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Wednesday, July 1, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Accepted will be TVs, VCRs and DVDs, computers and parts such as keyboards and modems, microwaves and radios. There is no charge for disposal of these items by town residents.
After this roundup, no electronic items will be accepted at the site. Many stores accept trade-ins of old electronics.
There will be no roundup of large items such as furniture this year. They can be taken to the Shawano landfill (see page 2) or picked up by Harter’s for a small fee.