Deadline for deposit only days away and there's not nearly enough money


Taft's annual Fourth of July Fireworks show is in danger of being cancelled because of a lack of financial support from the community.

July 4 is just six weeks away and the Taft Chamber of Commerce needs to raise $17,000 to pay for the bare minimum show.
To even secure a show the chamber needs $8,000 to pay a deposit in the next few days, Chamber Executive Director Fred Schell said.

So far only a few hundred dollars has been raised.

In other words, if the money doesn't start flowing in very soon, there won't be a local fireworks show this year.

If you want to help out, contact the chamber at 765-2165.