The first goal of a fundraising campaign that kicked off last fall in Roselle to restore the tradition of July 4 fireworks is rapidly approaching. The "Get a Bang for Your Buck" campaign timeline calls for $15,000 to be collected by March 15 in order to move forward with securing a vendor for this year's fireworks display. So far, $7,497.67 has been collected for the 2013 fireworks display.
If the $15,000 fundraising goal established for March 15 is not met, the 2013 fireworks display will be canceled and the collected funds will be used towards a 2014 fireworks donation campaign. The overall goal of the "Get a Bang for Your Buck" campaign is to raise $25,000 for the July 4, 2013, fireworks display.
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Due to budget reductions, the July 4 fireworks display has not been in the Village's budget for the past three years. The tradition continued with generous sponsorships from community groups and businesses in 2010 and 2011. Without a sponsor for 2012, the display was canceled. The Bang for Your Buck campaign gives the community the chance to help bring July 4 fireworks back to Roselle.
Donations are being accepted in person, by mail, and online. Donors can visit the Village of Roselle website at www.roselle.il.us/fireworks to make a credit card payment (convenience charges apply), to download a coupon to be included with check or cash donations, and to track campaign donation progress.
Donations will also be accepted by mail (Village of Roselle, 31 S. Prospect St., Roselle, IL 60172) in the payment drop box in the circle drive in front of Village Hall, or in person at the Finance counter at Village Hall.
Visit the Village of Roselle website at www.roselle.il.us/fireworks for complete information about the "Get a Bang for Your Buck" donation campaign.