Contract Approved for Fireworks Celebration

 The Knox City Council approved a contract for the annual Fourth of July Fireworks celebration at the Starke County Airport.

The celebration will be held on Friday, July 3. The contract with Mad Bomber is for $8,000 which is an increase of $200 from last year. The contract in 2013 was $7,500, so the price has steadily increased. The other contract terms are the same as in previous years.

A copy of the city’s insurance and the contractor’s insurance will be provided to the Starke County Aviation Board.

Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston told the council that some funding is available for the firework celebration, but fundraisers will be held so offset the city’s cost. Several are being finalized before the big day. The council hopes that the other municipalities and the county will contribute toward the county-wide celebration. The Hamlet Town Council this week approved a $100 donation to go toward the fireworks show.