Fireworks show in need of dough - WNEM TV 5

Fireworks show in need of dough

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Vicky Lawson used the 45 seconds bought by a red stoplight to do work.

"Saginaw fireworks donations," she yelled out at the corner of Center and Gratiot in Saginaw Township.

Lawson is on the Saginaw Area Fireworks board and said the dollars dropped in her bucket Wednesday night will help ignite a fantastic fireworks display Thursday night.

"We're about $20,000 short, at least, so we're trying to make up that extra cash, last minute," said Lawson.

This year, to pay for the $100,000 show, volunteers know they need the public's help.

"We go through the crowd, but this is unusual because we're extremely short this year," said Lawson.

This is a show based solely on donations.

"It's on everyone's minds. It's on our volunteers, on kids' minds, on their parents' minds, and mostly the volunteers are raising money today, because we're short, so we're out here trying to grab some money from these guys," said Thomas Roy, also on the fireworks board.

And the fact that many people passing through had their minds on fireworks made digging a little deeper a little easier.

"It brings families together to support the Fourth of July," said Nicole Jones, a Saginaw Township resident.

And now with less than 24 hours until the big shows, they'll need plenty more drops in the bucket.

If you are able to help out or would like to donate, you can visit the Saginaw Area Fireworks webpage by clicking here.

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