CAPE CORAL, Fal. It's your money, and WINK News is learning thousands of it could be used to save one of southwest Florida's most popular events.
But help could be on the way in the form of a city takeover. Tens of thousands of people show up to the south Cape every year for the event. WINK News discovered city documents that outline a plan to save the tradition and make the skies light up again.
year," said one resident.
"We're known for the Red White Boom celebration. It's big, it's huge!" said city spokeswoman Connie Barron.
WINK News has been telling you Red White Boom, the Fourth of July celebration in Cape Coral, is facing severe financial problems, and may be cancelled.
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WINK News is uncovering the city already contributes $50,000 a year to the event for safety, security and fireworks. Barron Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Skyfall
"We do not anticipate having to put any more into this program beyond what we already put in, in the past," she said.
tells WINK News this new plan won't cost any additional taxpayer money.
"I think it's very patriotic. and I'm a patriotic guy," said Tony Cricco, who approves of the city taking over the event. "I think if they get enough money, you know from sponsors and stuff it's ok."
Red White Boom might not be a bust after all. Omega Watches Gold The city of Cape Coral, more specifically, its Parks and Recreation Department, is talking about taking over, after the Chamber of Commerce couldn't find a sponsor.
City of Cape Coral could take over Red White Boom
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Despite that, there are some who are skeptical. "They don't know how to manage their own money now, so why should we give them more, you Omega Seamaster Original
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