Ithaca, N.Y. — The Ithaca Community Fireworks Celebration is working to raise $20,000 for the upcoming July 4 celebration.

A press release from the group said:

Donors will receive recognition for their contribution in these rewarded ways:

$10+ A donation of $10 or more will get you a “I Got A Bang for My Buck” button and a free hot dog or hamburger at the event, plus the knowledge that you made it happen.

$100 You get a Parking Pass for the fireworks event in Stewart Park and you get a free All American Hot Dog, Veggie Dog, or Hamburger from the Festival concession stand.

$250 – Parking Pass to Stewart Park, chairs, plus food from our food vendors for you and 4 of your friends plus a framed photograph of the fireworks.

$500 Gets you 2 parking passes plus a 10×10 pop up with table and chairs set up for your group in a prime location and a picnic basket with local goodies for you and your friends plus a framed photograph of the fireworks.

$1,000 – Gets your name and logo on the stage and you or your business in the advertising for the event plus 2 parking passes, a picnic set up (as outlined above), sparkling beverages, and food from our concession stand, plus a framed photo with recognition of your contribution to the event.

Volunteer – Volunteers can receive benefits and a bang for their volunteer buck by contacting the Ithaca Community Fireworks at To receive a parking pass and concessions, you will need to volunteer four hours before, during or after the event.

Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.