Needed for fireworks: $2,000

Look for another spectacular fireworks display, like the one staged in 2010 (above) on the Fourth of July at Wallowa Lake. The Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce is seeking donations to pay for the popular event.

Fundraising is now in high gear for the Shake the Lake fireworks display planned for July 4 at the north end of Wallowa Lake.

The Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce is once again leading the charge and with only a little over two weeks until the fireworks, it still needs a little over $2,000 to cover the $9,500 in firework expenses. “I’m a little nervous,” said chamber executive director Vickie Searles. “We still have $2,000 to go, and that’s a lot of money.” Searles said the Chamber is urging supporters to send in donations of $25, $50 or $100 for the cause.

Anyone who contributes  $25 or more will be entered into a drawing for a jet boat trip for two on the Snake River, sponsored by the Chamber. 

Those who want to enter the drawing are asked to be sure to include their name and phone number along with their contribution.

Everyone who enjoys the display is asked to help out. Send donations to Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 427, Enterprise OR 97828.

The fireworks display is the climax of Independence Day every year both for county residents and visitors. 

The crew from Homeland Fireworks Inc., headquartered in Ontario, in charge of the fireworks for about five years, will stage the big show at nightfall Monday, July 4.

For information: 541-426-4622 or

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