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Donations sought for July 4th fireworks

Monday, June 20, 2005

Patriotic Cherokee tradition needs funds to continue

An earnest effort by the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce and City of Cherokee to raise monies for the annual 4th of July Fireworks Show at Koser-Spring Lake Park is under way, with donations being accepted at several locations.

A 90-minute pledge-a-thon conducted on KCHE Radio Tuesday morning raised $1,600, with at least $3,000 needed for a quality fireworks show, according to Chamber of Commerce director Joni Pingel.

Those businesses and individuals interested in supporting their community and the 4th of July Fireworks Show to keep area residents in town over the holiday can donate at the Chamber office and at City Hall. Donation cans also are displayed at Casey's, Sparky's, Kum & Go,Valley Pharmacy, and the Chronicle Times office.

Checks should be made out to the Cherokee Fireworks Fund. Funds exceeding the cost of this year's show will be applied to future July 4th Fireworks Shows in Cherokee.

Donations must be received as soon as possible so the fireworks can be ordered. For more information, contact the Chamber or City Hall.

All donations will be published in the Chronicle Times in the near future. The wishes of those wanting to remain anonymous also will be honored.

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