I received this note from Penny Sweet, one of our city council members and 4th of July planner extraordinaire, today...
I’m writing this because I need your help. Kirkland’s 4th of July Celebration is creeping up on us and so far this has been a very difficult fundraising year. I fear the tediously slow economic recovery is making a lot of organizations and people hesitate longer before making commitments.
At this point we are still almost $ 40,000 away from our necessary goal and the timeline is closing fast. Tod and Brett Johnson of Lee Johnson Auto Family have really stepped up and are sponsoring the Parade this year. They will match up to $10,000 in contributions so anything you can do will go even further in helping us meet our goal. Can you help us out in any way? We really need your help!
The 4th of July celebration in Kirkland is one of our finest traditions. Thousands and thousands of our citizens will attend the parades and fireworks. It really is a day we celebrate the pride we have both in our country and our very special home town. As neighborhoods, please consider participating in the Parade this year. Get your neighbors together and honor our theme: Celebrating our diversity. Thanks to Lee Johnson Auto Family, regardless of our financial situation, there will be no charge for the neighborhood associations to put an entry in the parade. Take advantage!
Anything you can do will help! I’d love to hear from you via email response, via snail mail donation with the form above or go to our webpage at www.celebratekirkland.org.
And finally, WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Check out the opportunities at our website.
Thanks for your consideration! See you on the 4th!
Your 4th of July Team
Elke Grimm and Kellie Jordon (parade co-chairs)
Maureen Baskin (Veteran’s co-chair)
Terri Fletcher and Kim Kelly (Mistress’s of Ceremony at the Grandstand)
Cherie Skager, (Volunteer Chair)
Tim Llewellyn, (Logistics Chair)