UPDATED: Cloquet fireworks show up in the air - donations still soughtFireworks or no fireworks in Cloquet on July 4? That is the question.
By: Jana Peterson, Pine Journal
Fireworks or no fireworks in Cloquet on July 4? That is the question.
Although last-minute donations from area businesses were reported to total $5,000, that number wasn't official, according to Jim Kallestad, Noontime Kiwanis board member.
At their board meeting today, Golden K Kiwanis members elected to donate $300, for a total of $3,600 as of Tuesday evening.
Cloquet Noontime Kiwanis club donated $2,000 and the Cloquet VFW pitched in $1,300 last Thursday.
In the recent past, Fond du Lac Reservation Business Committee had given $7,000 toward the fireworks show, but bowed out this year in part due to the economic downturn.
Lisa Karulak, July 4 Veterans Celebration coordinator, indicated last week that $5,000 is needed to create a sizable display.
Other traditional Cloquet July 4 events, such as the parade, barbecue, Nifty Fifties Car Show and live music will take place.
Anyone wishing to donate can contact Lisa Karulak at 218-390-3789.
Check back for July 4 event details and updates to this story.