Freeport, Illinois — June 5, 2017 — With less than one month to go until the slated July 2, 2017 Fireworks Celebration in Freeport, Illinois, the 2017 Fireworks Committee says they still need the public to help pitch in towards the 2017 Fireworks.
Last year Freeport’s Fireworks celebration became a publicly funded event, as city council decided to not fund the annual celebration at the suggestion that the July 4th night of Fireworks, be turned into more of a community funded event.
So far the Committee has the following fundraisers in place to help raise the funds for the 2017 Fireworks Celebration.
On June 12, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Logan’s Bar & Grill will be donating 10% of every sale towards the 2017 Fireworks.
On June 17, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. the 2017 Fireworks Committee will holding a Flapjack Breakfast at Applebee’s in Freeport. Cost is just $5.00 per ticket. Tickets are available at Logan’s Bar & Grill.
On June 27, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. you can try your luck with a Duck in the Official Rubber Duck Race. The details are in the below Flyer.
- You can also become a Freeport Sky Concert Sponsor, if you are a business looking to get some extra exposure. The sponsorship form is right here.
- There is a Go Fund Me Page setup here that you can donate to.
- Finally, at many locations all throughout the city there are donation boxes setup which you can drop your spare change into or throw a few bucks in.
Bowen’s Carpet Dry has also offered to help raise funds. They’ve stated that from June 5th through June 9th in honor of 2017, 17% of every invoice will be donated to the Freeport Fireworks Fundraiser. Customers only need to mention it & sign up for a free membership to have their donation counted. www.bowenscarpetdry.com (815) 797-9741
Bowen’s Carpet Dry is a small local family business, who clean residential & commercial, carpets & flooring, upholstery, air ducts & dryer vents.
On Monday June 5, 2017 Freeport’s city council will be asked to vote on funding the 2017 Freeport Fireworks. The Fireworks Committee says if they are unable to raise enough funds for the 2017 Fireworks Celebration, either via their own fundraising or though a vote by Freeport’s city council, then they will use the funds that are raised this year for the 2018 show.
The events planned for this years Fireworks Celebration are as follows;
- 2:00-9:00 p.m.
- 2:00-9:00 p.m.
Live Music/Children’s Activities
- 9:00 p.m.
JROTC presents the colors
- 9:10 p.m.
Recognition of the Veterans in attendance
- 9:15 p.m.
Presentation by George Buss as Abraham Lincoln
- 9:20 p.m.
- 9:30 p.m.
Sky Concert (fireworks)
If you would like to be on the Committee that helps plan and organize the Fireworks, there is a meeting scheduled for Tuesday June 6th at 5:30 p.m., that will be held at Logan’s Bar & Grill.