SANTA MARIA, Calif. - When it comes to fireworks, Patrick Fraser likes to splurge.
"Oh I’ll probably spend anywhere between $100 and $200 by the Fourth of July," said Fraser who was buying safe-and-sane fireworks at a local booth in Santa Maria.
He loves celebrating the Fourth of July, but only with safe and sane fireworks.
"I’m going to follow all the rules. We’ll have water and safety distance," said Fraser.
Matt Tajon with the New Beginnings Church says selling safe-and-sane fireworks in Santa Maria is their biggest fundraiser of the year. "It helps with youth events. We're able to do community outreach so are able to help feed the homeless and different community events throughout the year."
While Tajon’s fireworks booth just kicked off on Monday, he says it’s already going well. "So far so good we hope to earn at least $10,000."
All safe-and-sane fireworks are considered family friendly and won’t scare your animals.
“These type of fireworks are not the ones that are going to go boom explosion in the air and be the ones that are exploding in the air. They are family friendly and they’re gonna be safe for your family and safe for your pets." said Tajon.
As the sale of fireworks continues all week, the city wants to remind everyone that no fireworks including the safe-and-sane are allowed to go off until July 4th.
"It’s really important to have an adult present when using fireworks. It might be good idea to have a bucket of water and extinguish the fireworks when you’re finished with them. We ask that everybody also pick up the fireworks when they’re finished having fun," said spokesperson Mark van de Kamp with the City of Santa Maria.
The city wants to remind everyone that safe-and-sane fireworks can only be used from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on July 4.