The Fourth of July fireworks show is on — scheduled for 10 p.m. Friday, July 3, in Weaverville.
The annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration is an important, longstanding event in Trinity County. There is widespread community support to continue the tradition, and this year the Weaverville Chamber of Commerce is planning to increase visibility of the fireworks by sending them higher in the sky — to be viewed throughout Weaverville.
Often credited as one of the biggest events the county hosts each year, the Weaverville Chamber of Commerce is planning to adapt the event due to COVID-19 protocols. In years past, the general public was invited to watch the fireworks, picnic style, at the Weaverville Elementary School campus. While the fireworks will still be fired from Weaverville Elementary School, 31020 Highway 3, Weaverville, in response to COVID-19 prevention planning, the entire school grounds will be closed to the public for parking, entering, gathering, or watching the fireworks display. By sending the fireworks higher, chamber officials hope that there are many other locations viewers will be able to enjoy the fireworks from.
The total cost of the fireworks display is more than $8,000. Annually, the Weaverville Chamber relies on community donations to raise funds for this event, and this year it still needs to raise $5,000 more toward this cost. To show your independence, and ensure the 2020 fireworks display continues as scheduled, chamber officials ask you to please donate to this fundraising campaign and tell your friends and neighbors.
Contributions can be made by mailing a check to the Weaverville Chamber of Commerce at P.O. Box 345, Weaverville, CA 96093. You can also donate by visiting the Weaverville Chamber of Commerce website at www.weavervilleca.org or going directly to the GoFundMe link at gf.me/u/x8ui7w. We are grateful to the Trinity County Arts Council for making it possible for the Weaverville Chamber to accept donations though the ease of GoFundMe.
If you have questions about fireworks visibility, call the Trinity County Visitor Center at 623-6101.
Ice Cream Social interrupted
The Trinity Congregational Church regrets to announce that it is postponing its annual July 4 Ice Cream Social due to safety concerns around COVID-19, like so many other communitywide events.
Pastor Kacey Alexander said “the Ice Cream Social has been a favored tradition for decades so it’s hard to imagine a Weaverville Fourth of July without old-fashioned homemade pie and ice cream along the parade route.” She explained that the congregation explored several alternatives to offer pies at the beginning of July but ultimately decided the safest option is to wait until later in the year.
“We hope to have pies, ice cream and other desserts available sometime in the fall, possibly in conjunction with other postponed activities. I realize it may not be the Fourth of July, but pie is good any time of the year.”
While the Ice Cream Social is a highly anticipated community event, proceeds benefit the ministries of Trinity Congregational Church and its support of local community programs and social services. To help ensure pies return this fall, please visit tccweaverville.org.
Also, visit the church’s booth at Farmers Market, starting in July, to purchase Fourth of July quilt raffle tickets and to learn about walking the recently completed labyrinth as a practice for prayer and meditation.
Trailer Trash Show & Shine canceled
The Lewiston vintage trailer show known as Trinity Trailer Trash Show & Shine scheduled for July 11 has been canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions. The event organizer, Katie Quinn, looks forward to bringing it back in 2021.