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Fireworks may be in jeopardy

Thursday, November 13, 2003

The famous Christmas Fireworks Fantasy in Brazil may be cancelled this year according to a news release from Christmas In The Park spokesman Mike Petersen.

Mark Hopkins of Pyrotechnic Productions has confirmed that only $750 out of a needed $8,000 had been raised as of Nov. 10.

Hopkins agreed earlier this year to put on the display and raise the needed funds, but due to staff changes at Pyrotechnic Productions, there is no one on its staff to personally handle the fundraising.

About 250 letters were mailed to local businesses last month in the hope that needed funds would be mailed to the Clay County Chamber of commerce to offset the cost of the display.

Business leaders should respond with donations during the next week.

Each sponsor is is recognized on posters and flyers, plus before and after the fireworks show on 97.7, WSDM, which broadcasts a music soundtrack to which the fireworks are choreographed.

For more information, call Pyrotechnic Productions at 448-8196 or the Clay County Chamber of Commerce, 448-8457.

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