The City of Thornton will be accepting donations of money at its July 4th celebration to benefit victims and those helping to fight the recent wildfires in Colorado. This is one of the few municipal fireworks displays that are going on throughout the Denver metro area, so take advantage of it if you live on the north west end of town.
4th of July Fireworks 2012
People coming to the event at the Multipurpose Fields, 108th Ave. and Colorado Blvd., can donate money at a donation station set up on the north side of the main stage. Thornton will give the money to the Colorado Fire Relief Fund 2012, recently set up by Governor John Hickenlooper.
Thornton’s July 4th Celebration starts at 5 p.m. with fireworks starting around 9:30 p.m. The statewide fire ban does not affect Thornton’s professional fireworks display. As always, it will be monitored for safety by Thornton Firefighters, and has been approved by the Adams County Sheriff’s Office.
“Coloradans are at their best when they work together to help each other in difficult times,” said Hickenlooper. “We’ve established this fund in response to the outpouring of support from the community to help out our neighbors affected by these wildfires.”
Thornton Mayor Heidi Williams said the decision to accept donations comes as a result of an outpouring of concern by City residents.
“This is a great opportunity for the Thornton community to show its support for those affected by the wildfires,” said Williams. “Our hearts go out to the people who have lost so much and to those working so hard to prevent more people from losing their homes.”
For more information call Thornton Recreation Manager Jan Kiehl at 720-977-5906 or go to www.cityofthornton.net.
If you are interested in helping, please visit www.helpcoloradonow.org to donate or register to volunteer.