Final nine minutes
Courtesy Brad Taylor, Oregon Coast Productions
Letter to the Editor:
Years of tradition coupled with a new location made the 2012 Newport Fireworks breathtakingly spectacular and visible to more locals and visitors than ever before. One could say the location: in the middle of the bay on a floating barge proved to make this year’s fireworks, the most successful ever. The beauty of those fireworks, are a culmination of hard work and dedication brought on by the cooperation and hard work of some very special people.
The fireworks display may last 20 exciting minutes, but days of preparation are needed before and after the 4th, to put the show on. I’d like to take this opportunity to give thanks to Peter Billeter and his crew from Billeter Marine, LLC whose crane and barge made the entire event possible and who went above and beyond with his dedication to this project. Thanks also go out to Peter Dale at the Port of Newport, the US Coast Guard, The Newport Police Department, The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, The City of Newport, The Hall Family and all the volunteers who year after year sacrifice their 4th of July holiday to ensure that everyone else in our community can enjoy theirs.
Newport Fireworks Crew