KAILUA (HawaiiNewsNow) - "We are desperately looking to Kailua businesses and individuals for financial contributions. We've raised $10,000 so far and need at least another $50,000 by end of June or the Fireworks fizzles again this year after years and years of tradition here in Kailua, " explains Jana Holden, Fireworks committee member. "Our progress has been slow due to lack of corporate sponsorships."
Holden and the Fireworks committee is certain that Kailua can bring this tradition back but it will take help from the residents and businesses. "We don't need the tens of thousands of dollars invested in the past by local businesses if everyone makes a small effort, says Holden. "We encourage our Kailua businesses to please give even a small amount to support the community that supports them all year round, rather than nothing at all."
For the first time in the event's history, commemorative tshirts are on sale as part of the fundraising effort. 2013 Fireworks tshirts will be on sale for $20 each at the I Love Kailua event, Sunday, April 27th in front of Lanikai Bath and Body located in the Kailua Shopping Center (600 Kailua Road, across Kailua Road from Macy's). All proceeds will go toward funding the Fireworks show.
Donations can also be made online and in one of the many donation boxes in Kailua town.
Check donations can be made to Kailua Fireworks and mailed to Kailua Fireworks, 600 Kailua Road, No. 119, Kailua Hawaii 96734.
Credit cards are accepted through Pay Pal at our website www.kailuafireworks.com
The Kailua Fireworks Committee is also looking for committed individuals willing to help fundraising efforts to keep the long standing 65 year tradition of 4th of July Fireworks in Kailua.
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