Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Fireworks Fundraising



By Coastal Breeze News Staff

The City of Marco Island holds a spectacular fireworks event each Fourth of July at the beach.  Thousands of residents and visitors flock to the beach that weekend to enjoy our sandy shores and beautiful water and to get prime viewing of the lovely fireworks display.

The City is tasked for paying the $40,000.00 (plus) price tag for the fireworks display.  The Chamber of Commerce joined forces with the City of Marco in the fundraising effort over the past few years forming a committee to coordinate the campaign. The drive for the 2013 fireworks display has begun.  Marco Island Civic Association which holds numerous festivities on Residents Beach in honor of Independence Day was among the first to donate.

Also stepping up to lend a helping hand for this campaign is Physicians Regional Healthcare Systems (PRHS).  C. Scott Campbell, CEO, presented City Council with a $3000.00 donation at a recent City Council meeting matching last year’s donation.  “Physicians Regional is pleased to continue its support of the fireworks display. We love the island, we love the atmosphere and with the new medical center here we are happy to be a community participant, and to do our part for the residents and the seasonal residents.”  Council Chair Joe Batte accepted the check, noting, “We are very fortunate to have such good neighbors as Physicians Regional.”  For information on donating to the fireworks fund, contact the Chamber of Commerce office at 239-394-7549.

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