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July 4 Bayfront Fireworks event at risk of cancellation [Video]

It wishes to raise $50,000 for next year’s event and beyond, the organization said in a news release.

SARASOTA, Fla. — Suncoast Charities for Children needs your support in saving its July 4 Bayfront Fireworks event it says is in jeopardy of discontinuing within the next few years.

Steadily decreasing net revenues and rising costs and expenses have stiffened its abilities to produce the July 4 Bayfront Fireworks event that has been “a cherished tradition bringing our community and families together for years,” the organization said.

Marina Jack, a supporter of the charity, donated towards this year’s event, though it says despite this year’s success, the future of the show is in jeopardy.

Last year, Suncoast Charities incurred well over $37,000 in total expenses, which included a 20-minute fireworks display. Marina Jack said if it wasn’t for an anonymous donation to the charity, it would have suffered a loss in funds.

Only $14,000 in public and private sponsorships …

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News Channel 11 packs 500+ food boxes for Good Samaritan Ministries on Founders Day [Video]

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) Members of the News Channel 11 team packed about 550 boxes of food for Good Samaritan Ministries as part of the teams Founders Day celebration. Every year, Nexstar Media Group stations across the country participate in Founders Day, a day when the teams give back to their communities through service. []