Athens works to raise money to revive 4th of July fireworks show

Athens works to raise money to revive 4th of July fireworks show

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ATHENS (WATE) - Officials with the City of Athens are working hard to bring back the popular Fourth of July fireworks display this year.

The Athens Parks Foundation said Tuesday that $4,200 had been pledged to bring the show back as of Monday.

The city needs $18,000 by June 16 in order to retain the services of Pyro Shows for the holiday.

The city initially cancelled the display, but later decided to raise funds after the community rallied behind the cause.

Last year, the fireworks were postponed for Fourth of July after dry conditions made the risk of fire too great to continue with the display.

For additional information or to make a donation, city officials ask that you contact Buddy Liner at 423-744-5308 or Austin Fesmire at 423-744-2706.

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