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Donations needed for Thursday's fireworks show

Rotary_FireworksParis is invited to celebrate Independence Day with the local Rotary clubs’ fireworks celebration Thursday at the Paris High Wildcat Stadium.

Fireworks begin around dark, with music performed by the Paris Municipal Band prior to that. Admission to the fireworks is free, but donations are encouraged – and needed.

So far, Rotary Club of Paris has raised $11,600. Major sponsors include the city of Paris, First Federal Bank, Guaranty Bond Bank, Lamar National Bank and Liberty National Bank. Other sponsors include:

  • Kiwanis
  • Norment & Landers Insurance
  • Northeast Texas Ear Nose & Throat Center
  • Richard Drake Construction
  • Ballard Insurance
  • David Salas
  • Bright Holland Funeral Home
  • Coston and Son Ready Mix
  • Hayter Engineering
  • James Hodge Motors
  • Jo Ann Parkman
  • Pierson & Fendley
  • Professional Businesses Systems
  • Scott Kennedy Insurance
  • Chuck Superville

Such corporate and individual donations are only cover part of the cost for this annual tradition. The rest is paid for through money collected at the parking lots and parks by the Rotary Bucket Brigade.

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