Two local organizations have set up fireworks stands to help raise money for their respective causes.
The Philomath High School cheerleading squad has a stand located on the south side of Beggs Tire at 838 Main St. The stand was scheduled to open on Thursday and operate daily from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. through July 4.
Organizer Kathy Kohler said coupons can be found online at tntfireworks.com. Cash and credit cards are accepted. Money raised from the stand helps fund the cheerleading program.
The Philomath Lions Club fireworks stand opened Wednesday in the Marys Peak True Value parking lot. The stand will be open daily from noon-7 p.m., and operate daily through July 4.
Proceeds from sales will help fund projects that the Lions Club supports in the Philomath community.
Fireworks are legal in this state without a permit. The Office of State Fire Marshal is asking people to be aware of the dry conditions and practice the four Bs of safe fireworks use:
• Be prepared before lighting fireworks. Keep water available by using a garden hose or bucket.
• Be safe when lighting fireworks. Keep children and pets away from fireworks.
• Be responsible after lighting fireworks. Never relight a dud. Please wait for 15 to 20 minutes, then soak it in a bucket of water before disposal.
• Be aware: Use only legal fireworks and use them only in legal places.
The use of fireworks is prohibited in national parks and forests, on Bureau of Land Management lands, on U.S. Fish and Wildlife properties, on state beaches, in state parks and in state campgrounds.