By: Marc Schoder: PNT Correspondent
The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce is in the process of kicking off its annual Fourth of July fireworks fund-raising campaign according to Sharon King, chamber manager.
“The goal that we have set for the chamber is $10,000 for this year’s celebration,” King said.
The chamber has achieved $6,000 of that goal as of this point.
“We have received a $1,000 donation from the lodger’s tax committee, and we hope that we can get people to dig down deep the last few weeks before the event to donate to make this year’s fireworks display better than last years,” King said. The chamber is currently preoccupied with Heritage Days set for Friday and Saturday.
“The volunteers that are involved with Heritage Days have worked really hard to make the two-day event a success,” King said. “The ground work that former chamber manager Pat Willis put into place before her departure and my arrival here at the chamber have made the transition a breeze,” King said.
King, who became chamber manager this month, praised Willis for laying the ground work for the upcoming Heritage Days.
“Once Heritage Days is complete, we will turn our focus toward the fireworks fund-raising,” King said. “Last year the chamber did large mailings out to its members.”
King says that the chamber will do radio and newspaper ads as well to attract donations.
“I do have faith that we will more than reach the goal of $10,000,” King said.