It's still seven months away, but the community based organization that hosts events downtown on the 4th of July will be taking on organizing the fireworks display this year.
That is why representatives from the Celebrate Clinton Association, CCA, were in search of assistance from the City of Clinton. Sissy Leggett with CCA says they host a long list of events on the square, and now they are taking on putting on the fireworks display for the Fourth of July night.
Helen Michaelassi with CCA says the group is hoping for some financial assistance from the City Council, as the two spoke before the Council Monday night. She explains they are hoping the Council could provide financial support, but also helping them coordinate and host the Fourth of July celebration.
Michaelassi says the Fourth of July is an inexpensive opportunity for the community to have a good time.
The Council was non-committal to agreeing to a specific amount of money for the CCA, however, as the budgeting process begins to wind down for the City, they have a portion of their budget for promotions, which in the past has been used to donate to the fireworks fund.
Michaelassi notes, they came to the Council because raising several thousands of dollars is going to be quite the challenge for the organization.