Annual fireworks display set for Saturday at dark;
Boat parades on Rice and Koronis

This article submitted by Linda Stelling on 6/30/98.

The Fourth of July fireworks will be ignited on Saturday, July 4, at dark from First Island, Lake Koronis.

Americans enjoy celebrating the Fourth but they should also keep it safe and sane. The use and sale of fireworks in Minnesota is illegal. Use adequate sun protection if you spend the day in the sun. Donít drink and drive, as it could cost you your life or the lives of others.

The Paynesville Jaycees are busy raising funds for their annual Fourth of July fireworks display. Funds needed to put on a display is between $5,000 and $7,000. Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so at Wallyís G&T, Community First National Bank, Farmers and Merchants State Bank, Paynesville Office of the Melrose Credit Union, Paynesville Liquor Store, Caseyís General Store, H&L Express, Jerryís Jack and Jill, Cenex Convenience Store, and Corner Drug.

Boat parades. . .
Two Fourth of July boat parades are being planned for area lakes. On Lake Koronis, pontoons and boats interested in being in the parade should meet at the Regional Park on the south shore at 2 p.m. for the parade.

On Rice Lake, boaters are asked to meet at the Morning Star Resort at 5:30 p.m. The parade will begin at 6 p.m.

Boaters are encouraged to decorate their boats for the holiday. For safety and protection of the lakeshore, boaters are being asked to keep the speeds at a slow rate.

For more information on the Lake Koronis boat parade, contact Ruth Franta, 320-276-8816. For Rice Lake boat parade information, contact Joe and Karen Alvord, 320-453-7121.

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