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JOSEPH — A Joseph businessman determined to see the annual “Shake the Lake” fireworks display happen on Independence Day says the show will go as scheduled this July 4, even though on Monday, July 1, he was still about $4,000 short of covering the cost of the event.

The businessman, Gary Bethscheider, said he would find a way to cover the funding gap in the days remaining before the show, in which fireworks are fired from rafts near the north end of Wallowa Lake. “Shake the Lake” has become a favorite July 4 event for county residents and others traveling to witness the show, with an estimated 5,000 people gathering around the lake — or even on the lake, in boats — to watch.

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