Fireworks explode over the Port of Brookings Harbor in 2015. The show draws several thousand people to the area every July 4. Photo by Earle Sidelle.
The annual fireworks show at the Port of Brookings Harbor will happen July 4 — but coordinator Rick Bremer, post commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 966, said he still has to come up with $13,000 to pay the fireworks company.
The money will likely have to come out of his own pocket, or that of the VFW, he said.
Bremer has struggled to raise enough money for the fireworks show for several years, trying to secure sponsorships from corporations and donations from local businesses and individuals.
Tiffany Berg and her father, William Molini, were nearing the Port of Brookings Harbor after a day of halibut fishing in September 2013, when their 17-foot boat was attacked by a great white shark.
The experience resulted in Berg’s cellphone video footage being featured during the Discovery Channel’s popular television show Shark Week: Wrath of a Great White Serial Killer three years later.
The show airs at 9 p.m. June 28 on the Discovery Channel, and focuses on the “mysterious presence of great white sharks off Oregon and far Northern California,” show host Jeff Kurr said. The video, taken from Berg’s cellphone, can also be seen at https://youtu.be/HJ82OK3fNdU .