JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. -- A plea for help in making July 4th fireworks a part of the future will hinge on how supportive the public is in helping pay the bill.
Last year, the annual fireworks display was cancelled primarily due to unruly crowds in July 2011.
This spring the Jacksonville Beach council decided to fund fireworks for this year at a cost of $25,000.
Donations from the public are being sought to help defray the cost and participation could determine if fireworks are the part of the landscape in the coming years.
On the Jacksonville Beach website a link is provided for people to make an online donation. Donations are also being accepted in person when paying utility bills.
The beaches traditional have an 18-minute display that the city says cost more than $1,000 a minute.
First Coast News