City says they have enough money to launch 4th of July fireworks show

With more than $7,000 from local donors already pledged to the cause, Mountlake Terrace city officials confidently announced this week that a new community Fourth of July event will light up the holiday this summer.

City officials are planning an evening of entertainment and fireworks for Thursday, July 4, at the Evergreen Playfield on the 5400 block of 222nd Street Southwest beginning at 8 p.m.

“The fireworks will go off promptly at 10 p.m.; that is because we are almost there with our community commitment of raising $10,000,” City Manager John Caulfield told the City Council on May 6. “We’re at $7,050, are we are expecting some more to come in,” he added.

Most of the funds raised so far are from Red Onion Burgers with a commitment of $5,000 to the event. Other donations include $950 from Northwest Urology, $500 from Northwest Home Investments, $500 from HomeStreet Bank, and $100 from Mountlake Terrace resident Robert Newell.

The City is offering different sponsorship levels to local businesses, groups and individuals for the Independence Day Celebration: Presidential for a donation of $5,000 or more, Patriot for $2,000 to $4,999, Liberty for $1,000 to 1,999, Starts and Stripes for $500 to $999, and Red, White and Blue for $100 to $499. Plaques and city recognition are being offered to donors for the different sponsorship levels.

You can find more information on how to donate to the event here.

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6 Comments

  1. Margaret C. Loiseau  /  May 10, 2013, 1:22 am Reply

    Maybe the City officials can do a fundraiser like this to raise money for the library roof and HVAC upgrades. I would donate to it!

    • Jim Tinsley  /  May 11, 2013, 6:27 am Reply

      We just tried to raise money to improve the library @ everything else in the city and loud obnoxious minority of people killed. Sorry, sweat it out. I’ll be celebrating America’s independence with my community at least until the trolls kill that too.

      • Bob Smith  /  May 11, 2013, 11:40 am Reply

        When one buys a house, it’s appropriate to take out a long-term loan.

        When one re-roofs, or paints, it’s not appropriate to budget that over 30 years. One uses saved cash or does something like a HELOC, etc. It is as stupid to pay a library roof off over 30 years as it is to take out a 30 year vehicle loan. Your City Council at work.

        The City has assets it can mobilize if it needs to do so, or it can borrow against them, when a library roof becomes necessary. Sno-Isle also has funding sources.

        Rather than asking for some cheese with your whine, sir, perhaps realize that the City of MLT is pulling together $10K from private sources for one evening of community revelry. That money, literally, will go up in smoke and leave a stench and a mess. If the city’s citizens can pull that off, perhaps they can make equal efforts on behalf of a library fund-raiser for the purpose of paying for that new roof.

        Finally, as far as that ‘loud, obnoxious, minority of people’ you so despise is concerned, you could always try to pass the same exact bond measure a third time, Mr. Tinsley. Based on voter trends between 2012 and 2013, when it’s shot down yet again, the third time it will be a MAJORITY of voters doing so.

      • Margaret C. Loiseau  /  May 12, 2013, 5:52 pm Reply

        Calling your neighbors “trolls” Mr. Tinsley is not going to help make your case.
        As far as Independence Day goes, the Mountlake Terrace City Counsel took your right away a few years back and decided for you on how you were going to be allowed to celebrate the holiday.

  2. Seaun Richards  /  May 10, 2013, 8:59 am Reply

    We are proud to be a major sponsor for this great event. It is nice to see a family tradition brought back to our home town. I hope all will enjoy. I encourage more businesses and supporters to step up to the plate and let our city officials know that we want to continue this event – every year.

  3. leonard french  /  May 11, 2013, 7:53 pm Reply

    As an idea for a library fundraiser, how about a booth at Tour de Terrace selling Fourth Times A Charm bracelets? On the back it could read “And everything else.”

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