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Tigard fireworks show goes off with a bang

The Times' photographer Lacey Jacoby was at the Tigard Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration at Tigard High School on Friday, capturing all the fun.

For more of Lacey's photos from Independence Day, check out her Twitter feed: @laceyjacoby.

Thousands gathered at the school for games, music and fireworks at dusk.

It has become a yearly tradition at the school.

People come back year after year, the show's manager Ron Royse told The Times last year.

“People come up to me all the time and say that they were a baby when they first started coming, now they have kids of their own and are still coming back because they love it so much," he said.

Be sure to check out this week's Times for a story on the family who has been launching the fireworks for decades: Joe, John and Joseph Chamberlain.

by: LACEY JACOBY - Sarah Dougall gets transformed into a cat at the Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration at Tigard High School.

by: LACEY JACOBY - The celebration included sack races, live music, and - of course - fireworks starting at dusk.

by: LACEY JACOBY - Families wait for the fireworks to begin at Tigard High School.

by: LACEY JACOBY - About 300 rounds of fireworks are fired each year at the Old Fasioned celebration. Each is launched by hand from Cook Park.

The fireworks show was started by Joe and John Chamberlain as a backyard celebration  in the 1970s, but moved to Tigard High after large crowds began to gather along Walnut Street each summer, blocking traffic