GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) - Grand Haven's fireworks celebration could be in jeopardy this Fourth of July, unless the city comes up with thousands of dollars.
The group that sponsored the event for two decades has pulled out due to financial problems.
"You could not have a show, but you don't want to do that because that disappoints a lot of people," says Geri McCaleb, Mayor of Grand Haven.
City leaders are now asking for donations after learning that the Jaycees Club, which has sponsored the event for 20 years, has dropped out.
"I know their membership is down," says Mayor McCaleb.
In fact, the fireworks operator from last year, Mad Bombers out of Indiana, tells WZZM 13 they're still owed about $14,000 of the $24,000 for the show.
Every year $10,000 of city tax dollars go to the fireworks, but this year the city also needs $14,000 in donations.
Everyone WZZM 13 spoke to in the downtown area were supportive of the idea.