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By Andi Bourne

Keeping the Fireworks Afloat


Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Students in the Seeley-Swan High School shop class pose around their handiwork. Shop Teacher Shawn Holmes estimated the students put in more than 30 man-hours on the Chamber barge top rebuild and painting.

SEELEY LAKE – After years of deferred maintenance, the Seeley Lake Chamber of Commerce's fireworks barge has a new deck. Thanks to the work of the Seeley-Swan High School shop class and donations from several local businesses the barge is ready for another Fourth of July fireworks show on Seeley Lake.

Chamber member Jessica Kimmel thought the SSHS shop class would be a great resource to assist the Chamber with the project. After replacing two flat tires, Chamber representative Eric Hayhurst brought the barge to SSHS and met with Holmes to discuss repairs. They agreed the deck needed to be...

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