PHOTOS: Sure Signs Of Summer As Three Tree Point Fireworks Signs Go Up

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[EDITOR’S NOTE: BTB Publisher/Editor Scott Schaefer is a volunteer Co-Chair of the non-profit 2011 Three Tree Point Fireworks Fund.]

If you drove on Maplewild Ave SW in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood on this windy, drizzly and very brisk, un-springlike Monday (April 25th), you may have noticed some sure signs of summer going up – two of them in fact – for the Three Tree Point Fireworks Fund, which will stay up through the end of May:

Fireworks Fund Co-Chair Laura Beth Peterson helps Mike Keenan get the sign ready.

Laura Beth steadies it as Mike moves it into position.

Mike gets ready to climb the ladder as Laura Beth braces it.

The signs were put up by area resident Mike Keenan (wearing shorts), with help from Fireworks Fund Co-Chair Laura Beth Peterson (the glamorous blonde in the white jacket), and photographed by Co-Chair Scott Schaefer, urging residents to donate to the 2011 fund. This year’s goal is the same as last year –$24,000 – to put on the annual neighborhood tradition of a barge-based, high-altitude, professionally-produced fireworks show on the 4th of July. These monies go directly to fees for the professional pyrotechnics firm that puts on the show, as well as barge, tug, security, insurance, permit fees and dumpsters for the all-important 5th of July clean up.

If you’ve ever enjoyed this great, local tradition, now would be a great time to donate – just click on the button below to go to the Donate Page, where you can use your credit card safely and securely, thanks to 3TP resident Andy Kleitsch’s company, Billing Revoluton:

(Safely & Securely with a Credit Card)

Organizers are also still seeking Corporate Sponsors for this year’s festivities – click here to see the initial Sponsors, or to learn more about how you can become one. In return for generous donations, local businesses will receive excellent local marketing opportunities, including exposure on The B-Town Blog and the Fireworks Fund website Plus, it’s a great way for businesses to give back to their local customers. You can also download the following forms (all PDFs):

The Fireworks Fund Donor Kickoff Party was held at the Tin Theater on April 9th, and the first Corporate Sponsors include:

Here are some photos from the kickoff party, shot by Michael Brunk:

The Tin Theater lobby was all decked out for the 4th in red, white and blue at the April 9 Corporate Sponsor Kickoff Party.

Co-Chair Scott Schaefer makes sure his goofy, oversized 4th of July hat fits just right, as Co-Chair Laura Beth Peterson looks on.

Laura Beth proudly shows off one of the first Sponsor Commitment Forms, from Design In A Day.

Co-Chair Scott interviews another Scott – Peterson – of Safe Boats, another Corporate Sponsor. Peterson's company recently sold a high-speed boat to the Department of Homeland Security.

For more information on the Three Tree Point Fireworks Fund, or to donate online, please click here: You can also find them on Facebook here.

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One Response to “PHOTOS: Sure Signs Of Summer As Three Tree Point Fireworks Signs Go Up”
  1. kitty lover says:

    Like I said previously…..I would love to contribute if only invited to share the “Three Tree Point Light Show”……Outsiders have never been encouraged to participate, only contribute…..Interesting

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