“A group of volunteers pulled substantial funding so the town wouldn’t have to,” he said referring to it as how the town was able to have Independence day celebrations without spending any money.
With the help of some corporate sponsors, $20,000 has already been raised, but another $7,500 is needed in order for it to be totally free, the Mayor explained. Some corporate sponsors are the Wellmont Theater, Mountainside Hospital, Pinnacle, DCH and many more.
Some ideas to raise the rest of the money will be to set up a group called “Friends of First Night” where people can donate $100 for the activities.
Although, the Mayor promised no town money would be spent, a resolution passed for the expenditure of $5,000 from the parks and recreation department to go towards first night. “A lot of money was promised, we need to put this money in for the holes in the mean time,” he said then “Township dollars will not be spent on this.”