Chillicothe still needs donations for their July 4th fireworks.
The city does have a $15,000 line-item in their budget for the fireworks, but Ames says the intention was always to get community donations to reimburse that expense, since the budget is so tight.
City Councilmember Nancy Ames says they will continue their pool party that evening at the Donald M. Smith Memorial Swimming Pool in Yoctangee Park, which raises money for the $15,000 fireworks display.
This year, the city is contracting with a different fireworks exhibitor in "Hamburg Fireworks Company"- which is locally based.
Donations for the fireworks can be sent to the mayor's office.