It is probably something great to see, but I am not keen on fireworks. Not something that frightened me as a child, but back in '64 & even to this time in life, I noted how some of the fireworks were very loud & hard on my ears (I feel sure that it is the same to others of basically all ages)----so when there is one going on in this area I might only watch them, from my home, with a good set of muffs I would use at the gun range. Though in most cases I choose to ignore the waste of money on fireworks.
Still back to '64 I knew this family well & with the little girl of around 4 or 5 yrs of age they were at a good position to watch it like hundreds of others, though unfortunately a hot one landed in her gum boot & the pretty little girl has never been able to walk properly since---crippled for life.
The Corporation of Summerland THEN realized fireworks would have to be farther away from the public, & even to close for some yrs later & still have it back if from the present position. Like it has been moved at least 5-6 times farther back then in '64. Though in a while they will have to realize it should be farther away from the spectators.
Besides the places that have these on, & that is more then once a year, are wasting money on fireworks which tells you they are wasting away money that could be used in a more sensible manner that could compensate the town or city of their place for some yrs times like making good trails, preserve lagoons to swamp areas & such.
Last edited by Smitty; 09-03-2007 at 10:21 AM.