Fundraising fireworks stand opens Friday

Fireworks stands around the city will open Friday at noon, the start of the legal selling period.

We know of one stand that will raise money for a good cause (let us know if there are others.) It will be located in the parking lot of Detroit Auto Works near 212th and Highway 99. Proceeds will benefit the Northside Youth Program, which serves underprivileged youth through a drill team, drum squad and other activities. Volunteers will staff the stand.

The teams participate in dozens of festivals and parades around the Northwest each year, including the Torchlight Parade in Seattle. Their mission is to empower youth by promoting teamwork, developing leadership skills and discipline within a structured setting. Members must maintain a 3.0 GPA.

As a reminder, fireworks can legally be discharged between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. on the Fourth of July. They can only be sold from 12 p.m. on July 1 to 10 p.m. on July 4.

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