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Fireworks Fund Short of Goal
Portales, NM – The Annual Fireworks Display will be held on Friday, July 3rd, again this year. Last year the show was changed to the 3rd because of a scheduling problem with the company who shoots the fireworks. Even though it was not planned, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sharon King said she thinks it actually worked out better than having the show on the 4th.
“By having the Portales show on Friday, residents were able to drive to Clovis on the 4th and see a second show.”
The Lodger’s Tax Fund has provided $3,000 for fireworks; however, $5,500 must come from private donors. Two days before the show, the fund is still $2,500 short of meeting its goal. Donations may be sent to the Chamber at 100 S. Avenue A. Call 356-8541 for more information.
The Portales News-Tribune is sponsoring the Smokin’ 3rd of July Bash again this year. This will be the third year the “bash” has occurred and it is anticipated it will be bigger and better than ever. The Tribune is offering booth space for non-profit organizations to raise money for their cause. Ian Cooke, advertising director for Freedom Communication, is heading up the “bash” events this year. Cooke is looking forward to the event, saying “We had a great turnout last year and expect to have even more people come out and enjoy the fun this year.”
In addition to the booths, there will be live music with local musicians performing. For more information on the “bash,” contact Ian Cooke at the News-Tribune, 356-4481.