“Last year we did the biggest show we’ve ever had because of the bicentennial,” Norwalk Mayor Rob Duncan said.
The city spent $25,000 on the fireworks in 2017.
“We usually do about $20,000,” Duncan said. “This year we would like to split it in the middle at $22,500.
“So far we have had 80 people donate — individuals, organizations and businesses.”
As of Wednesday morning, the donations were up to $18,600.
“It is interesting because we have about 20 people who paid last year who didn’t give this year and about 20 who did not pay last year who paid this year,” Duncan said. “We appreciate all of the support we get.”
Duncan said all checks should be made out to the VFW and can either be dropped off at city hall or sent to P.O. Box 872, Norwalk, Ohio 44857.
“We are very thankful for the patriotic people in our community stepping up to the plate every year,” Duncan said. “The Eagles (Club) made a generous donation this year and we appreciate that.”