Monday, October 25, 2021

Letter to the Editor



As a community we are moving forward with plans for the 2016 Independence Day Celebration on Marco Island. The purpose of this letter is to ask for your help in sustaining the level and quality of this year’s fireworks display, which is such an important part of our American cultural tradition.

This year, the total cost is $52,000 for our fireworks display. What complicates this event for Marco Island is the requirement of a large commercial barge (which is approximately 30 percent of the total cost). The Marco Island City Council has voted to contribute $26,000. Donations/contributions from businesses and individuals will make up the remainder of the funds needed.

The fireworks display attracts many visitors to Marco Island who consequently contribute to the Island’s summer economy – just when we need it most.

I hope you will donate what you can to Marco Island’s long-standing fireworks display this year. For your contribution, you will be recognized, by name, through our annual “Thank You” spot in the local newspapers and on the Chamber of Commerce website.

Please make your contribution payable to the Marco Island Fireworks Fund and mail to:

Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce
Fireworks Fund
1102 North Collier Blvd.
Marco Island, FL 34145

If you prefer, you are welcome to bring your contribution to our offices in person. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call on us. Your support for this important community celebration is greatly appreciated!

Sandi Riedemann
Executive Director
Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce

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