Ten nonprofits across Tracy will sell Fourth of July fireworks starting Friday leading up to the Independence Day celebration.

All fireworks legal for sale in Tracy are dubbed “safe and sane” and bear the seal of the Office of the State Fire Marshal. They do not explode, launch into the air or shoot projectiles.

Since 2011, nonprofits have been selected by lottery to sell fireworks within city limits as a fundraiser. This year, 42 groups applied for permits in January. The 10 that were chosen will have booths in the following places:

  • Apostolic Assembly — a Tracy church, 2513 N. Tracy Blvd.
  • Become One Voice — a youth group formed to support various charities, 2994 W. Grant Line Road
  • Fix’d Inc — a local organization supporting veterans, 2461 Naglee Road
  • Gurdwara Sahib Tracy — a local Sikh temple, 3225 N. Tracy Blvd
  • New Heart Community Church — a Tracy church, 1122 W. 11th St.
  • People of Christ Missionary Baptist Church — a Tracy church, 3010 W. Grant Line Road
  • Surtec Adopt-A-Family — an organization that helps families in need at Christmas, 875 S. Tracy Blvd.
  • Tracy Volunteers dba Tracy Cougars Football and Cheer — a youth football and cheer program, 1950 W. 11th St.
  • West High School Home Field Advantage — a sports booster club, 1900 W. Grant Line Road
  • Uneed2 — an organization providing computers and mentoring to youths in need, 1801 W. 11th St.

Safe and sane fireworks will be sold starting Friday from noon until 8 p.m. Sales will continue from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through July 3 and from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the Fourth of July.

These fireworks can be used within city limits between noon and 10 p.m. Friday through July 3 and from noon to midnight July 4. As of 12:01 a.m. July 5, it’s again illegal to set them off.

All fireworks, including those sold by nonprofits in Tracy, remain illegal in Mountain House, Banta and other unincorporated areas of San Joaquin County.

Contact the Tracy Press at tpnews@tracypress.com or 835-3030.

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