Ten nonprofits were selected Monday to sell safe and sane fireworks in Huntington Beach during the Fourth of July holiday.
The organizations were randomly selected during the City Council meeting from among 33 that applied to sell fireworks as part of their fundraising efforts. A blindfolded Miss Huntington Beach Hana Smith helped the Fourth of July Board choose the nonprofits.
The council in January lifted the longtime ban of selling fireworks in the city. It will be in effect for a two-year trial period.
The organizations are: the Huntington Beach High School Lacrosse Boosters, Huntington Beach Girls Softball, Huntington Beach Host Lions Club, the Marina Vikings Football Booster Club, the First Samoan Congregational Church of Huntington Beach, the Hawes Elementary School PTA, the Marina High School Baseball Booster Club, the Ocean View High School PTSA, the Marina High School Boys Volleyball Booster Club and the Edison High Football Boosters.