The City of Santa Maria is collecting donations for the upcoming 4th of July community fireworks show.
This year’s show will be held at the Edwards Community Center on Panther Drive.
Tax-deductible contributions can be sent to the non-profit People for Leisure And Youth (PLAY, Inc.) at 615 South McClelland Street in Santa Maria. Make sure your check indicates that is for the fireworks show.
The city is also kicking off an educational campaign to remind people about the dangers of illegal fireworks. Residents will be seeing posters, social media messages, and PSAs with the reminder that only "Safe and Sane" fireworks can be used within city limits and only on July 4 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Anyone caught using fireworks on any other day could face a $1,000 fine. To report illegal fireworks, residents can call (805) 925-0951 ext. FIRE (3473).
The city also has free yard signs available in English and in Spanish for residents who are noise-sensitive. The signs can be picked up from the city manager’s office at City Hall, which is located at 110 East Cook St.