Colona community saves Fourth of July fireworks


The City of Colona will still have their Fourth of July fireworks after all. 

Last week Local 4 and Fox 18 News reported that the city didn’t have enough money for the event, which is now in its 23rd year. That prompted Alderman Rich Holman to start raising money for it. He donated his City Council salary — about $2,100. 

Combined with the funds from a GoFundMe, the community raised about $3,000. Now the president of MedForce Kevin Takacs says he’ll match that. The emergency dispatch company has a heliport in Colona. 

That money pushes Collona past the $5,000 needed for the show.

“It’s all about small town pride and we’re a part of that and we’re part of this community. That’s why we’re donating the money,” said Takacs. 

Colona will put on its fireworks show on June 30 starting just after dusk. 

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