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Planners of Flaming Gorge's 25th Anniversary Celebration are hoping an innovative fund-raising program will raise the $5,000 necessary to pay for a giant fireworks show scheduled for Aug. 26 at the Lucerne Valley Marina located on the Utah-Wyoming border.

The fireworks show is part of the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Flaming Gorge Dam to be held Aug. 25, 26 and 27. The celebration will also include an 80-boat festival of lights parade and a street dance sponsored by the Flaming Gorge Yacht Club.The fund-raising plan, called "Sell-a-Shell," calls for companies who donate $25 toward the purchase of the 240 firework shells and be listed as official sponsors in the anniversary brochure that will be produced by the Bureau of Reclamation. The program will not contain advertising from any other sources.

Shells can be purchased from Chamber of Commerce organizations in communities located in the Flaming Gorge area. Anyone interested in purchasing a shell or wanting more information about the celebration should write to Carolyn Smith at P.O. Box 123, Manila, UT 84046, or call, 784-3538.