Petaluma…You Too Can Be A Star!

Public events and celebrations don’t happen by magic.  A considerable amount of planning and fund raising is required in advance. And so it is with Petaluma’s Fourth of July celebration and fireworks show.

As the photos indicate, Petaluma’s July 4th event is more than just a fireworks show.  

According to Jan Mandrell, Recreation Supervisor, Parks & Recreation: “Our efforts are focused on developing a family friendly event and to raise enough money to develop a program with fun filled activities for everyone,but how much we receive in contributions will determine what activities we can include.”

The goal is $50,000. 

Jan advises, “If we are unable to raise enough funds by the deadline of February 28, we will not be able to provide this event for the first time in more than 20 years. We are excited to announce that Petaluma Kiwanis has once again committed to donating $5,000 to the upcoming 2011 Annual Fireworks Display. In addition, a group of Kiwanis volunteers has also offered to work to help raise funds needed to make this happen because they feel strongly about keeping the event going in our community. We are hopeful that our past donors will see the value of community and make a financial commitment to the upcoming July 4th Fireworks Celebration.”

The City has also set up a link on its web page (Click Here) to enable you to “Buy A Star” to help meet the goal. So please Buy A Star and Be a Star!

Give it a go…It’s painless…