- Notable quotes
“Whether it was in Australia celebrating Guy Fawkes Day or in
America, I remembered as a kid how exciting it was to set off
fireworks and what it meant.”
— Grant Fletcher, president of the Lodi Lions Club
“It’s hard seeing our parents take their hard-earned money to
other communities. It killed me that St. Mary’s had a stand (in
Stockton), and our parents were going to support them.”
— Louis Franklin, athletic director at Tokay High
“We also want to be good neighbors, and those fireworks will go
out into the country, and that’s arguably a higher fire risk. I
hate to be on the glum side, but I have to bring up the fire safety
— Kevin Donnelly, Lodi fire chief
“I remember we had Roman candles and used to hold them. My
grandchildren will never see that day. But they can’t even hold a
sparkler? That’s fiddlesticks.”
— Elizabeth Westphal, vice president of Project Thank
“When people do not know the names of their neighbors four doors
down, isn’t this something that needs to be preserved?”
— Dennis Revell, president and CEO of Revell
Posted: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 12:00 am
Updated: 6:39 am, Wed Mar 2, 2011.
Three members of the Lodi City Council voiced support Tuesday
for drafting an ordinance allowing state-approved fireworks to be
used and sold within city limits.
The council members said they would like to discuss and vote on
an ordinance in time for fireworks to be sold this Fourth of
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 12:00 am.
Updated: 6:39 am.