Great news! Over 30 residents & businesses in Concord have stepped up to help save Concord’s 4th of July fireworks, and our grassroots funding campaign is now at an all time high!
Pacific Service Credit Union donated $5,000, and “tilted” our fundraising efforts, which brought us to $8,690 (about halfway to our goal of $15,000). We are off to a great start. “We understand the importance of this event for the residents in our community and hope that all enjoy the show this July 4th,” said Kristin Peterson of Pacific Service Credit Union in Concord.
Digital AVS, a Concord-based company, is donating all technical support for the event. Digital AVS owner Larry Tang says “Concord is where my daughters go to school, where I work and live, I always try to give back to the community. You don’t just have to give money, we can always use volunteers and items. I hope others band with us to make this a great Concord event.” Also, Chuck Wojack of DigitalAVS is a former technical director for the Singing Flag, so a lot of great experience and expertise is being shared on how to create a successful event.
The list below highlights all the local business who have stepped up to keep the tradition alive:
- Digital AVS
- Pacific Service Credit Union
- IBEW Local 302
- S&S Fast & Easy Market on Willow Pass Rd.
- Jared Burns-Coffin, Agent and Hamid Asemi, Agent, State Farm Insurance in Concord, CA
- On-Point Machining
- Henley’s Antiques on Clayton Rd.
- MMR Accounting Services
- Swift Real Estate Partners
- Assemblymember Susan Bonilla
- Calvary Temple Church
Thank you to all the businesses & all the community members who have donated time & money.
The grassroots effort to save Concord’s 4th of July Fireworks is well underway, and a whole day of fun has been planned for those who wish to attend the holiday festival & fireworks at Mt. Diablo High School.
As we previously reported, Calvary Temple Church in Concord has canceled their wonderful production of “The Singing Flag”, which entertained Claycord residents for 25 years during the 4th of July holiday.
When Calvary Temple made their announcement, the Todos Santos Business Association Arts Foundation, Inc., Claycord.com, and Digital AVS stepped up, along with several Claycordians who promised to help financially.
Although the final details are not complete, we wanted to share with you what we have planned. The 4th of July Hometown Festival & Fireworks will be held at Mt. Diablo High School in Concord (same place as KidFest).
These are the plans so far: Starting at 4:00pm the gates will open for the kids carnival, food booths, vendor exhibits, and live entertainment on stage. Then finally at 9:00 pm the day will conclude with a fireworks display that will keep the tradition alive. We look forward to seeing you Downtown this year for a day full of activities.
But, we still need help, and we can’t do it without your support!
Please help us raise the necessary funds to keep the fireworks tradition alive. We are looking to raise the needed $25,000 from the community and local businesses to light up the sky over Concord’s Todos Santos Plaza and surrounding area.
Here’s the deal: Donate $10, $20 or more. EVERY little bit helps and all proceeds will go towards the fireworks show. Nobody is making any money off this, because it’s a grassroots effort and all of us are volunteering our time to plan, organize and direct this show.
BUSINESS OWNERS, we have a few options for you, too. If you are a business owner who donates $100, we will give you a mention and a “thank you” on Claycord.com. If you are a business owner who donates $1,000 or more, we will give you a mention on Claycord.com (and the Claycord.com facebook page), and you will be listed in all promotional material for the fireworks show. Other sponsorship opportunities are available depending on how much is donated, please go to www.concordjuly4th.com for more information.
For event, vendor and sponsorship information please contact Tim McGallian 925-695-7268 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org