Help Elk River Keep the Fourth of July Fireworks!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. 539MN

Elk River Needs Its Fourth of July Fireworks!

 

Because of the retirement of Jim Boyle, chair of the Elk River Independence Day Committee, and no one willing to take his place to head the committee, Elk River’s long-standing fireworks display on the Fourth of July is in question. 

There is commitment from some on the City Council to continue the tradition, and the City already contributes $6,000 from the Elk River Economic Development Authority to the fireworks show, and an additional $5,000 worth of city labor to the event, which has included activities at Lions Park capped by fireworks at dusk.

We hope that the activities continue, but it might just be only the fireworks.  It is tough for cities to budget enough for police working traffic control at events this large what with all the other costs that are coming up.

There is a budget from the City for $10,000 plus $1,800 the Elk River Independence Day Committee has carried over, $3,000 to $4,000 would be needed to put on a $15,000 fireworks show like last year’s.  And, perhaps, with donors from the community, it can still be done in time. 

This show draws thousands to Elk River and the surrounding area so it is an economically feasible event. 

For many years, the Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a Fourth of July celebration at Orono Park, but the chamber ended its run after the 2008 event. No Fourth of July event was held in Elk River in 2009. The Elk River Independence Day Committee held its inaugural event in 2010 at Lions Park and has organized it ever since.

I hope that something can be worked out to allow Elk River to be the beacon to the county for events such as this. We all need to work together to keep Elk River and Sherburne County a place we love to live!

Don Sabinske

Sabinske & Associates Inc.   Sherburne County Realtor

 

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Debbie Laity
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Hi, Don. It's great for the public in Elk River, MN to be aware of this situation. I hope the show goes on. It's just not the 4th of July without fireworks. 

May 22, 2014 10:09 AM #1
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I doubt the Albuquerque area will be having fireworks unless the good Lord decides to bless this ol' high desert with a good rain before then.

May 22, 2014 10:32 AM #2
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Don - Independence Day Firework displays are so important in many communities across the country.  I hope this post gets read by those who can make a difference in Elk River.  

May 22, 2014 03:12 PM #3
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Don, Fourth of July is such a wonderful holiday and I hope donations flow in so that the Elk River fireworks display can happen.

May 22, 2014 10:16 PM #4
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Hi Don, The Fourth of July means fireworks and I do hope this post is read by the residents of Elk RIver and the tradition continues.

May 23, 2014 12:13 AM #5
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Don Sabinske
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If enough donors step forward, we might be able to pull this off after all. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.  Thanks for all the comments, too!

May 23, 2014 03:36 AM #6
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Ron Marshall
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It would be hard to fathom that the fireworks show that the Elk River area puts on would not happen this year.  And, think of the businesses that would suffer by having those thousands of people go somewhere else!

May 23, 2014 08:44 AM #7
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I cannot even imagine the 4th of July without fireworks.....they just go together!

May 23, 2014 08:49 AM #8
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With enough community support, we can do this.  But, it might take businesses to give so that they can receive.... I would think that the committee, even without a chairperson would acknowledge their contributions with an ad or something that lets local people know who supported this!

May 23, 2014 08:53 AM #9
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Wow...getting rid of fireworks on the 4th of July is about as Un-American as you can get...you are right on getting the businesses involved.

May 26, 2014 03:47 AM #10
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I hope that you find enough donors to pull this off, Don.  Those fireworks bring in tons of people!

May 28, 2014 05:13 AM #11
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