Keep an island tradition alive with your donations
“Jamestown’s annual spectacular summer fireworks display is planned for 9 p.m on Sunday, July 5, at the Mackerel Cove town beach. That’s less one month from today.
“There’s only one small problem, though. The Rocket ’hogs (successors to the Rocket Dawgz, who staged the display for many years) need your money so they can blow it up.
“It takes lots of green cash to feed the colorful fireworks each year. Because of the recent change in the fireworks management, so to speak, the Rocket ’hogs are a little behind in their fundraising for this year’s extravaganza.
“The Rocket ’hogs are asking that everyone send in their donations sooner rather than later. That way they can make the appropriate arrangements with the guys at the fireworks company.
“In other words, they need to know how many ka-booms to order. Show your patriotic island spirit by promptly mailing your checks to The Jamestown Fireworks Fund, c/o The Rocket ’hogs, PO Box 1776, Jamestown, RI 02835.
“Donations of all amounts will be most appreciated, the Rocket ’hogs say.
“You can also help out with the Independence Day pyrotechnics by dropping your loose change into special “Ka- Boom” jars at island businesses. That way you won’t have all that spare change weighing you down. Remember, the more you donate, the bigger the ka-boom on July 5th!”
— Jeff McDonough