Sisters raise money to save cancelled 4th of July festivities in Clinton | News
There would be no parade this year in Clinton. That’s the bad news Emily Steenhard and Erin George had to give their kids, as they discussed their Fourth of July plans.
“It became a question of what our family could do to save the parade,” Erin explained.
The sisters found out they needed a permit and money to pay for insurance to cover the parade. It could cost about $1,400. Within 12 hours, they had the cash, after talking to friends and businesses in the community.
From there, the campaign has taken off. After less than a week, they’ve raised enough money and donations for the parade, free food, games and fireworks on the Fourth of July. Their current total is about $12,000 and counting.
“Before bed my daughter asked if Mommy saved the parade, and I told her yes,” Erin said with a smile.
Any money they don’t spend this year will go towards next year’s festival. They set up an account at the Sterling Federal Bank for anyone who wants to donate.