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By The Sentinel, Carlisle, Pa.
Saturday, June 15, 2013, 5:18 p.m.

CARLISLE — Mayor William “Doc” Kronenberg of Carlisle, who estimates about 10,000 people watch the borough's fireworks display each year, says he figures the cost of this year's event could be covered if he can get each fan to pony up $2.50.

“That's less than you pay to go to the movies,” he said.

Kronenberg told borough council last week an additional $9,000 is needed to assure the community's annual fireworks display would be lit off as scheduled at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at the Carlisle Fairgrounds.

By Friday afternoon, donations were up from $16,000 to $18,000, Kronenberg said. He said he has been on the phone all day and has come up with some promising leads. The cost of this year's display is $25,000.

The mayor said he's donated $500 on behalf of his business, Smith's Appliance.

Kronenberg said he has until next Wednesday to sign the contract. If he doesn't sign it, he says, the show is canceled.

“We have a great show planned,” he said. “I'd hate to cancel it, but it's not looking good.”

Kronenberg said having a smaller show and using the amount of money raised isn't an option because of agreement with the company. Pyrotecnico of New Castle, was a previous contractor for the borough's display.

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