Business provides festive fanfare for Fourth of July
While the entire nation celebrates the anniversary of the country's Independence, Sandy takes the festivities a step further to celebrate community. For decades, Clackamas County Bank has been the driver behind the Sandy Fourth of July fireworks show, and while a lot about Sandy has changed in recent years, that tradition has not.
At dusk on Thursday, July 4, the bank will provide a colorful display over the Bluff neighborhood. Spectators are welcome to set up at Sandy High School, 37400 Bell St., but advised to leave dogs at home. Drugs and tobacco are also prohibited on school district property.
Leading up to the fanfare, Julie Snell, public information officer for the bank, said her family enjoys the traditional summer activities.
"During the day we gather with friends and have a barbecue," she noted. "Then we all go up the street and set up to watch the fireworks on Bluff Road."
Sometimes the grandkids get to offer a pre-show with some smaller fireworks in the driveway of Snell's home.
"We're so happy to be able to provide this event for the community," Snell added. "It brings the community together."
The fireworks show is a collaborative effort between Clackamas County Bank and the city of Sandy, which co-sponsors the event.
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