According to the Honda Center, more than 50 organizations have registered during the last three weeks to participate in the Anaheim fireworks superstore that will operate in the arena parking lot from June 28 through July 4.
Due to strong demand, the deadline for registering to participate in this fundraising opportunity has been extended to Friday, June 5.
From the Honda Center:
“To date, organizations representing Anaheim-based youth sports, churches and schools as well as military and animal support groups throughout the city have registered to take part and raise funds. Organizations can enroll by simply visiting www.AnaheimFireworks.com.”
“Beginning June 28 and running through July 4, Honda Center will serve as host to the largest fireworks superstore in the state of California. The venue is planning to kick off sales with a special Independence Day themed movie night for the community on Honda Center’s massive outdoor screens located on the venue’s south facing side. The event will be free to the public and officially mark the return of fireworks sales in Anaheim after 29 years.”
As an aside, local gadfly and CATER President Cynthia Ward claims that last year’s city-wide vote (Measure E) legalizing the sale and use of safe-and-sane fireworks was nothing more than a secret money-making scheme by the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce. This is not a surprising claim given that the CATER crowd thinks just about anything they dislike is a self-serving conspiracy by a person or persons on their proscription list. Never mind that many freedom-minded people in and out of Anaheim have for many years supported re-legalizing this traditional American way of celebrating our liberty and independence. But when considering the merits of this conspiracy claim, it is helpful to recall the actual facts about how Measure E made it on to the June 2014 ballot.
At the Anaheim Charter Review Committee meeting of October 24, 2013, committee members were asked if there were additional revisions to the city charter they would like agendized. According to the meeting minutes, committee member Tom Dunn “requested the creation of a new section, Section 1214, to authorize the use and sale of fireworks in Anaheim.”
The Charter Review committee voted 5-2 the following December to approve Dunn’s proposed charter amendment, and the City Council subsequently voted to place it on the ballot at Measure E.
Who appointed Dunn to the Charter Review Committee? Mayor Tom Tait. Does that make both Tait and Dunn members of Ward’s latest Chamber conspiracy theory? According to her logic, it does.