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Letter to the Editor: Tahoe City fireworks needs your help

Tahoe Cityand#8217;s 64th annual Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks Show at Commons Beach needs your help.

With increasing concerns for public safety and traffic control, the Tahoe City community will not be hosting our annual Fourth of July Public Boot Drive at the intersection of State Route 28 and Commons Beach Road. Instead, weand#8217;ve had to place more than 30 firemanand#8217;s boots in merchants and restaurants throughout town, and our and#8220;Big Redand#8221; donation barrels in Heritage Plaza and at the Tahoe City Visitors Center in hopes of raising these much needed dollars.

The money we raise through sponsorships, the boot drive and commemorative T-shirt sales each year are dedicated to the following yearand#8217;s fireworks. To date we have raised just more than $5,000 and are cautiously optimistic that weand#8217;ll reach our goal of $20,000 by Sunday night. The Tahoe City Downtown Association is proud to partner with the Rotary Club of Tahoe City to help secure permits, produce and promote our annual Fourth of July Celebration, but we canand#8217;t do it all.

Whether you stay in town on the Fourth to enjoy the show, or leave town for the weekend, please do your part to support this Tahoe City tradition. Fill the boot at local merchants or drop a few dollars in the and#8220;Big Redand#8221; donation barrels. Come out on Sunday to the Tahoe City Fire Station and purchase your commemorative Fourth of July T-shirt or two. Download a sponsorship form from http://www.VisitTahoeCity.com and tell your friends and neighbors to donate. This Tahoe City tradition needs your help now more than ever.

Justin Broglio

Executive Director, Tahoe City Downtown Association