To the Editor:
I read with interest Tristan Baurick’s story in the Jun 9th Kitsap Sun regarding the efforts by a Bainbridge organization to raise $18,000 for the costs of the July 4th fireworks show.
The story says that, as of the date Tristan wrote the article, only about $6,000 had been raised, and the show’s Project Manager, Scott Isenman, says that they might have to shorten the 15-minute display or cut back on the synchronized music.
For years I’ve wanted to actually HEAR the fireworks – the “whumpf” of the launch, the sizzles, the booms, and the people oohing and aahing and applauding. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to sit through Pink Floyd, John Cougar Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, Lee Greenwood and the rest, blaring through crummy PA systems and disrupting conversations and the pleasant summer night.
PLEASE save the money – no music. Just the REAL sounds of fireworks. PLEASE!!