Knox 4th of July Fireworks In Jeopardy

Knox Mayor Rick Chambers

Is the City of Knox considering getting out of organizing the 4th of July fireworks celebration?   The officials haven’t said they will stop producing  the show, but it’s apparent that something has to be done to help with funding.

At the most recent meeting of the City Council, Mayor Rick Chambers announced that $4200.00 was lost on the 2011 presentation.

“We maybe need to form a committee and try to get Judson and Hamlet and the County on board with us so we can continue this. The city can’t afford to continue paying that kind of money, and time’s only going to get worse from the looks of it,” said Chambers.

The $4200.00 shortfall was taken from the city’s Edit Tax distribution, and the mayor said that absolutely couldn’t happen again.