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Your donations lead to grander fireworks, 4th of July

ALPENA, Mich. — Alpena is firing up a new campaign to raise money for one of the biggest nights and holidays of the year this summer. For another year, the Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce is raising funds to put on the 4th of July fireworks.

The chamber is giving away glow–in–the–dark bracelets for a minimum $5 dollar donation to put on the annual night show.

Chamber President Jackie Krawczak says they would like to raise $22,500 dollars, but the fireworks will only be as big as the people want it to be.

“There’s something that we try really hard to get across to the general public,” said Krawczak. “This is not the Chamber of Commerce show. it is not the City of Alpena show. It belongs to the people. So the show would really only be as good as the amount we’re able to raise. If people don’t step forward and we don’t meet the goal there’s nobody [stepping] in the way to fill that gap. Everybody who enjoys this show and understands the value of it should step forward and give as large or small of a donation as they’re able.”

Anyone can leave a donation at the Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce or City Hall.