Even though it was announced in January that the July 4 fireworks would go on this year, thanks to the generosity of major sponsors like Microsoft and Starbucks, turns out the bills aren’t totally paid. And you only have until March 1 to help out.
One Reel, which produces the July 4 show, says they still need to raise $162,000 by March 1 to make the show happen. In an e-mailed press release, they note that “we need help reminding Seattleites that their gifts are still essential to making this event possible.”
In March 2010, One Reel announced that there would be no fireworks because they’d been unable to find a sponsor to pay the $500,000 cost. Local restaurteur Tom Douglas and KIRO radio host Dave Ross stepped up and raised the money in a day.