Chalk it up! Creative & safe way to celebrate July 4th

Updated: July 03, 2020 08:10 AM

This year's Fourth of July will be different compared to past years because many fireworks displays are postponed. But the Minnesota Fire Marshall's Office has a campaign to have people get creative in celebrating.

The Chalk it Up Campaign is to get the message out about fireworks safety, but also for having fun creating designs on sidewalks and driveways this holiday weekend.

"You create some designs like what does the Fourth of July mean to you, what are fireworks to you?," said Duluth Deputy Fire Marshal Jonathan Otis. "You can draw some pictures, write some quotes. Ultimately it's something that everybody can participate in, it's safe, and it's a way to creatively connect with your neighborhood."

And Deputy Marshall Otis says that if you chalk up your sidewalk, to send pictures to the Duluth Fire Department's Facebook page or email them to the department. They've already received pictures from some participants.

Otis also asks that Minnesotans be safe using fireworks over the holidays and to only fireworks that are legal that won't shoot in the air or explode.

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