Chamber at halfway mark of fireworks fundraising goal

By John Dilmore

The Atlanta Area Chamber of Commerce is approximately halfway to its goal of raising $10,000 to fund the July 3 SummerFest and Community Fireworks Show.
Money raised so far has come from a variety of sources, ranging from individual donations to contributions made online, through a GoFundMe page the organization set up to bring in money for the event.
There have been, “A lot of personal donations,” according to Chamber Communications Manager Aaron Whitehead, “people coming in and writing us checks, giving us cash-money. We thank them – super generous community.
“Our sponsors are coming in. 
“We’re right at the halfway mark, still plenty of money to raise. We still need as much as we can. If that’s just a quarter in the bins at Brookshire’s, that’s a quarter that we didn’t have before.”
Of the fireworks show planned, Whitehead said those attending the display won’t be disappointed.
“It’s huge -- professional,” Whitehead said. 
“It’s not going to be the exact show, but it’s going to be at the same level as last year.”
The GoFundMe page can be found at
The Chamber is also planning a new promotion – Karaoke on Main, a series of downtown Karaoke events that begins June 29, from 7-9:30 p.m., at the Plaza on Main next to TJ Bolt construction.
“We threw it out there as an idea,” Whitehead said, “and we got a lot of positive response.” 

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