Letter: Thank you for support of Margate fireworks

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Letter: Thank you for support of Margate fireworks Letter: Thank you for support of Margate fireworks To the editor:

For nine years the Margate Mothers Association (MMA) has presented a spectacular Fourth of July fireworks show, thanks to so many of our sponsors, friends, neighbors, and the Margate Police, Fire and Public Works departments.

Last year, for our 10th annual presentation, the city decided to take the fireworks in a new direction and have them shot from a barge. The show was a bust.  Additionally, our vendor relationship was destroyed when the city only paid them a fraction of what was contractually agreed upon for the barge.

During a meeting with department heads last August, the business administrator declared that the city will now be handling the fireworks bidding process, thereby stripping the MMA of all responsibility other than fundraising.  Since the city is assuming control over the event, the MMA will no longer be involved in the fireworks.

We at the Margate Mothers Association would like to once again thank our supporters for all their generous contributions over the past 10 years. We wish the city well and hope that it successfully continues the wonderful tradition that the Margate Mothers Association resurrected.

Margie Reale


blog comments powered by Disqus