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Chamber “Stars and Jars” Returns for 4th of July Fireworks Fundraising

May 28th, 2013
– The New Rockford Chamber of Commerce is continuing fundraising for this year’s traditional 4th of July fireworks display with a revamp of the popular “Stars and Jars” donation programs.

Anyone and everyone can be a “Star” supporter of the fireworks display by purchasing a Star at Miller’s Fresh Foods or Baker’s Dozen. The Star slips are available in $2, $5, and $10 amounts, and feature the amount given and the donor’s name. The purchased Stars will be displayed in the two businesses to showcase individual and community support for the fireworks show.

Another easy way to show your support is by dropping your change in the “Jars”, cash donation jars marked this year with flashy patriotic pinwheels. These fireworks fundraiser Jars will be hosted at eight Chamber of Commerce businesses starting June 3rd.

The 4th of July fireworks show is a treasured part of the New Rockford-Sheyenne 4th of July celebration, popular with locals and visitors of all ages. The cost of purchasing the fireworks and maintaining compliance with safety regulations has increased over recent years, putting pressure on both the Chamber and the New Rockford Fire Department (who obtain, transport, store, and detonate the fireworks for the show) to stay ahead of these rising costs.

Individuals or businesses are always welcome to directly donate to support the event by speaking with any Chamber board member. The event is always free to spectators.

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