Shocking, I know, but there's not a magical line item of funding in the city's budget for our 4th of July. The corporate sponsors are already secured but we're still falling short overall so now we need you. It's time Kirkland. There are thousands of local residents that enjoy this family friendly tradition- we need to show the love now by sending a check in. Any amount is great- b/c a little can still add up to a lot. Don't wait. Put your latte down and do it now (please) cause you know you've been meaning to anyway..................
For 13 years the start of Summer in Kirkland has been marked by our fabulous 4th of July Celebration. It is a celebration that helps to define us as the funky hometown city that most of us know and love. From the beginning of the day when thousands of kids with their moms, dads, grandparents and every household critter gather in Marina Park to decorate their bikes, wagons and selves, to the two parades, the picnic in the park with vendors, food and music, to the grand finale, our own fantastic fireworks display, it is a day we revel in our own community. Our church communities, school communities, our boy scouts, girl scouts, ball teams, business and neighborhood communities celebrate this holiday together in the parade or on the curbside, on the beach or in clusters of family and friends from our parks and balconies watching the fireworks fade away.
This year, more than any previous year, fundraising has been extremely difficult. We have raised $41K of the $61K necessary to put on the 4th. We will be able to proceed with the Parade, thanks largely to our main parade sponsor, Lee Johnson Auto Family. But we remain $20K short of the necessary funding for the Fireworks.
With 4 weeks to go, it will take an enormous effort to pull this off. Beyond Lee Johnson Auto Family, we have received sponsorship support from local businesses like Overlake Oil, Waste Management, The Heathman Hotel, Astronics in Totem Lake, Touchstone, the Woodmark Hotel, and Google along with individual contributions from many Kirklanders. . With all this business support we still are far away from what we need to produce the fireworks that everyone expects and looks forward to. We need your support!
We hope you can help keep our celebration alive. Spread the word! Help us find a way to save our 4th of July. Please donate at the website: http://www.celebratekirkland.org/ or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-686-0164 or contact the Chamber or KDA office at 425-822-7066