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.