In her eighth go-around, Carol Johnson pulled off the annual city of Pacific fireworks show in the city park July 14, with a sentimental and patriotic tribute to military men who have been killed in action in every war from World War I to present hostilities, and still offered family fare such as cotton-candy-sweet as red, white and blue bunting, balloons and beads, and free flags for children to wave.
Carol was an omnipresent figure in town in the weeks leading up to the rescheduled event, describing herself as “a mess” as the show kept dwindling and expanding. No sooner did one promised vendor withdraw than a new one popped up.
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