The sales of TNT Fireworks are a big fundraising project for the Prayer Valley Family Worship Church of Manteca.
For the past seven years or so, according to Pastor Ron Taylor, proceeds from the safe and sane fireworks have supported the non-profit Love Reaches Out Food Bank.
“We’ve been able to supply food to needy families for the next five to seven months,” he said on Tuesday.
That equals up to 350 to 400 families per month, Taylor added.
His fireworks booth is located at its familiar location in Raley’s parking lot on West Lathrop Road and North Union Road.
“We get a lot of return customers,” Taylor said.
TNT is a best-selling brand of fireworks. Nearly two dozen booths – Phantom Fireworks are also being sold locally – will open locally today including the one for Prayer Valley Family Worship Church benefiting Love Reaches Out Food Bank.
Linda Moreno of Prayer Valley Worship was on hand to get the booth ready for fire inspections on this day prior to the official opening.
While she’s hoping for the comfortable mid-80s temperatures to continue, the forecast calls for near triple digits for the weekend.
“Just in case, we’re ready for it,” said Moreno, pointing at the newly acquired portable air conditioning unit.
The regular operating hours for the fireworks booth will be from noon to 9 a.m. through the Fourth of July or while supplies last.
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