Freeland fireworks a go but money’s short

Freeland’s Celebrate America fireworks show got the go-ahead last week, even though organizers are still trying to scrape up $4,000 to guarantee the same quality as in past years.

Matt Chambers, organizer, said if the monetary shortfall persists, the committee in charge will have to make cuts, perhaps the rented inflatable toys for kids or the rented buses that carry people to and from the crowed Freeland Park. The fireworks show at dusk is preceded by music, food booths and fun and games for the kids.

“We are wrestling with the money and all the options to come up with the best event with the money we have to work with,” Chambers said.

Donations may be made by calling 221-1656 or emailing

Meanwhile, road closures for the Tuesday, July 3, event have been released.

The following roads in Freeland will be closed from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. July 3:

• Shoreview Drive between Freeland Avenue and Stewart Road.

• Myrtle Avenue between Shoreview Drive and Main Street.

• The boat ramp at Freeland Park will also be closed at 4 p.m. July 2 until midnight July 3.

Residents living within this area may obtain a Roadblock Pass by calling 221-1656.

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