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Website accepting donations for Mathews fireworks

The Mathews Fireworks Committee now has a webpage to provide information for people who plan on attending and to offer a way for residents to donate to help pay for the locally funded event.

The committee is seeking to raise $15,000 for the annual spectacle, which has been a July 4 tradition in the county for many years. The fireworks show is free of charge to one and all, and it features entertainment and food booths.

There is also an annual raffle of a number of items to help raise money for the following year’s fireworks show. This year’s items are a Vibe Yellowfin 100 kayak with paddle, a Yeti 45 Tundra cooler, a Stihl gas-powered leaf blower, and a garden bench.

The July 4 fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. with entertainment and food sales starting at 6:30 p.m. at Mathews High School. There will be additional parking at Thomas Hunter Middle School, with a shuttle bus operating between the two schools, beginning at 7 p.m. In case of rain, the event will be held July 5.

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