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Gridley Herald - Gridley, CA
  • A great Fourth of July celebration in Biggs

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  • The Biggs Hometown Celebration committee, in particular James Pruitt, Trisha Pratt and Angela Thompson are to be congratulated on another great Fourth of July Celebration. A big crowd lined B Street to watch their family and friends in the 10 a.m., parade which was a delight especially for all the children attending. The Biggs Community Active Volunteers (BCAV) helped with the parade line-up but the credit is being given to the three on the Hometown Celebration Committee for such a spectacular event. The fun did not stop with the parade. Cork Oak Park was crammed with people not worried about the heat as they got something to eat and looked at the classic cars on display. The Biggs Lions Club had started the day off right with a pancake and sausage breakfast in the Community Hall. Root beer floats were very popular for those wanting to cool down in the park. The petting zoo was a favorite attraction for the little ones as they were able to get in with the animals for a close up look and pet. Things slowed down in the late afternoon as people went home to rest up before the big night. It must be hard to put on an even better fireworks show each year. What a lot of pressure this job is for Edson Smith and his crew. They start the day off traveling to Sacramento for the fireworks at 3 a.m., so that they are back to have breakfast in Biggs before starting to set up. This year, Smith had the help of three Boy Scouts from Oroville working on their community service hours, along with his faithful friends and family who have done this for many years and know their roles in making the show go off without a hitch. It takes all day in the sun to get the fireworks situated just right. The Biggs High football field was loaded with people looking up into the sky to end a great day with the beautiful light show put on for everyone's enjoyment.
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