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Story by The Oregon Herald Staff
Published on Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 1:16 AM

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected the communities and families of the Columbia Gorge and canceled many long-standing events. One of these events was the annual Hood River Eye Openers 4th of July Fireworks Display during the summer surge of the virus. The Hood River Eye Openers Lions still want to keep their neighbors safe and healthy, but they had also heard that the fireworks display had been missed and how frustrating the past months had been. The Eye Openers Lions understood "pandemic fatigue" as well as anyone and looked for a way to relieve that fatigue.

The Hood River Eye Openers Lions, keeping safety first in all of their planning, will hold a community fireworks display at the Hood River Event Site on Portway Avenue at 8:00PM on Thursday, December 31, 2020 to say a final "GOOD BYE 2020". The Eye Openers Lions ask everyone to wear a face covering; keep groups small and maintain social distancing of 6 feet or greater.

This show, and all activities by the Lions are 100% funded by donations. The Eye Openers Lions receive no public or government funding. The Hood River Eye Openers Lions Club will do all the work, they just need some help from donations to pay for the fireworks. Donations will be accepted at, on Facebook at hoodriverfireworks, on Instagram @Hoodriverfireworks or by mail at Lion Fireworks, 1767 12th Street, Box 136, Hood River, OR, 97031.

Get together with the Hood River Eye Openers Lions and say a big "GOOD BYE 2020".

Contact: Brett Stomps, Hood River Eye Openers Lion Club

Email: [email protected]  Phone: 503-621-6922