Happy 241st Independence Day!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Happy 4th of JulyThe nation's founders risked ruin, war and death to develop this country and our government system. I am reminded of that each Fourth of July when we celebrate our Declaration of Independence from England. Thomas Jefferson and others wrote that the day of the signing must be celebrated throughout the entirety of the Republic.

With that in mind, I was proud to support Assembly Concurrent Resolution 107, which calls on Californians to study our nation's history during the Fourth of July holiday and expresses gratitude to those who serve and have served in our Armed Forces.

Here are some 4th of July firework shows that are taking place locally:

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Wasco
6 - 8 p.m.
Barker Park
Corner of Poso Avenue and Poplar Avenue

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Delano
6 – 8:30 p.m.
Delano Airport
1212 Airport Drive

Monday, July 3, 2017

McFarland
6 – 8:30 p.m.
McFarland Recreation and Park Center – Baseball Diamond
100 2nd Street

Buttonwillow 
6 - 9 p.m.
Buttonwillow Elementary School 
42600 CA-58

Shafter
6 - 10 p.m.
Shafter High School – Football Field
526 Mannel Avenue

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Hanford
6 – 10 p.m.
Neighbor Bowl
120 E. Grangeville Blvd

Lemoore
6 – 10 p.m.
Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino
17225 Jersey Avenue

Bakersfield
6 – 9:30 p.m.
The Park at Riverwalk
11298 Stockdale Hwy

4th of July Safety Tips for your family and pets
CAL FIRE's Office of the State Fire Marshal has the following tips:

  • Local ordinances should be verified before purchasing and/or using fireworks.
  • Always read directions.
  • Always have an adult present.
  • Use fireworks outdoors only.
  • Never use near dry grass or other flammable materials.
  • Light one at a time.
  • Keep a safe distance.
  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
  • Never experiment with fireworks.
  • Have a bucket of water and a hose handy.
  • Never attempt to re-light or "fix" fireworks.
  • Do not wear loose fitting clothing.
  • Never carry fireworks in your pockets.
  • Fireworks are not toys.
  • Use only State Fire Marshal approved fireworks.
  • Loud, crowded fireworks displays are no fun for pets, please resist the urge to take them to festivities. Instead, keep your pets safe from the noise in a quiet, sheltered and escape-proof area at home.