NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – New Rochelle's Kasey Price is happy New Rochelle’s “Spark The Sound,” Independence Day Fireworks Display is on for another year after the event was on the verge of being cancelled due to lack of money.
“I’m very ecstatic that they are going to pull it out this year,” said Price, plans to attend the event with her family. “I come every year. I look forward to it every year.”
The city of New Rochelle received a donation from S.E.L.F. Help Foundation, Inc, and others from other community partners to help pay for the fireworks.
Lucas Peterle said the fireworks are a great community event. “It’s a good thing. It gets the New Rochelle people together,” he said.
Kathy Pino likes to come see the fireworks because of the all the people that come out to view them. “You bring all types of people together,” she said.
The fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, rain or shine. Residents can see the fireworks from waterfront parks, including Hudson and Five Islands.
The city still is looking for contributions to the city’s cultural events fundraising campaign for 2012 and beyond.
Checks can be made payable to the “City of New Rochelle Parks and Recreation Gift Catalogue Fund” and sent to the City of New Rochelle Parks and Recreation Office, 515 North Ave., New Rochelle, NY 10801. Residents can mark donations for a specific event or for general use.
Parks and Recreation Commissioner Bill Zimmermann can be contacted at (914) 654-2092 for more information.