Rockford Fireworks Spectacular Needs $21,000 NOW
Rockford's sky has been filled with a spectacular firework display for 55 years and 2018 will be no different, despite a lack of funds. Co-Chairman Ted O'Donnell told shared the deficit with our friends at Eyewitness News and it's a big number. Adding the cost of the fireworks themselves and other 4th of July necessities, the total is just over $20,000. [WATCH]
It's important to remember everything involving Rockford Fire and Ice (July 4th activities and Festival Lights) is 100% community funded. It would be tragic for our community to lose such a great event that also brings in tourists from hundreds of miles away. But, together, we can stop that from happening. Click here to make a donation and for volunteering opportunities.
You can also donate while waiting for the downtown 4th of July parade to officially begin, just look for the folks collecting donations.