Jacksonville Beach seeks July 4 fireworks donations

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. - A month after deciding to hold a July Fourth fireworks show for the first time in two years, city leaders in Jacksonville Beach are looking for help in paying for the pyrotechnics.

The city says an 18-minute show costs about $25,000.

It's looking for donations so it can gauge the community's interest in fireworks at the beach and defray the costs.

So far, the city hasn't received any donations.

The city didn't stage a July Fourth fireworks show last year because of unruly crowds in 2011.

It said a decision will be made each year on whether to have fireworks based on funding and the ability to keep things safe.

If you'd like to help pay for the fireworks, you can donate at the utility payment window at Jacksonville Beach City Hall, or mail a donation to the City of Jacksonville Beach (Fireworks Account), 11 North Third Street, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250.

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