Melissa Wheeler, Farm Bureau

The North Bend Eagle

 

Help sought to keep things lit


Published 6/9/21

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Donation receptacles have been placed at area businesses.

NORTH BEND –The North Bend Area Chamber of Commerce and the Old Settlers Planning Committee are asking the public to pitch in for an explosive Old Settlers.

The costs of the traditional fireworks show Saturday night of Old Settlers has increased more than $1,000 over the past six years, so the planning committee is soliciting donations from the public to help keep the event as one of the highlights of Old Settlers.

Donation receptacles can be found at Medicine Man, Gambino’s, Leroy’s, Mini Mart, Casey’s, Shawsky’s and the North Bend Golf Course.

One reason the cost of the fireworks show has risen is the decision to move the launching site from just beyond the outfield fence of Foltz Field to Cemetery Road in 2018. This was done for safety reasons, so the fallout lands in a cornfield and not the audience.

Another reason is the constantly rising costs of fireworks, which have risen 10% this year alone.

Local businesses North Bend Golf Course, P&R Sales and Waste Connections have also made contributions to the fund to keep the Old Settlers fireworks show lighting up the night sky.

 

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