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OPINION: Thanks for help with fireworks

January 12th 2:15 pm | Martin Shroyer Print this article   Email this article  

Thank you everyone who helped with the 2018 New Year's fireworks show in Kotzebue.

The 2018 New Year's community fireworks show did not light up the sky in Kotzebue at midnight New Year's Eve, due to the high winds and blizzard conditions. This year's fireworks show was postponed for 18 hours and the first burst of fireworks lit up the sky on Jan. 1, just before 8 p.m.

The Kotzebue Electric Association family help set up this year's fireworks show. There was Vice-Chair Harold Lambert, Matt Bergan and his two sons Andrew and Zeb along with Martin Shroyer and his two sons Spencer and Stuart who laid out and lit up the 1,000 pounds of fireworks on the ice in front of town for everyone to enjoy. People were parked on Shore Avenue watching and enjoying the fireworks to bring in the new year.

The 2018 fireworks show would not have happened this year without the great donations and help from the following businesses and organizations: the Kotzebue Fire Department, Alaska Commercial Co., Arctic Chiropractic, Bison Street Store, Drakes Construction, Empress Restaurant, Kikiktagruk Inupiat Corporation, Kotzebue Lion's Club, Little Louie's Restaurant, Lynden Air Cargo, Maniilaq Association, NANA Regional Corporation, Northwest Arctic Borough, Northwest Electric, Northwest Inupiat Housing Authority, OTZ Telecommunications, Rotman's Stores, Vitus Energy, Uutuku Store & Fast Food and Sandra at Kotzebue Electric Association.

Again, without the great community support this would not be possible. Please give them a big thank you for the great fireworks show when you see them.

Martin Shroyer

Kotzebue Electric Association, Inc.


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