Rockford's fireworks show is not paid for with taxpayer money, it's strictly donations. Right now there's concern because  they're short $6,500.

Taxpayer dollars are not used to fund Rockford's 4th Of July fireworks show. While the city, the county, and the Rockford Park District provide crowd control and security, the 30-minute fireworks display is paid for through donations. Melrose Pyrotechnics of Indiana is charging $63,500 for this year's completely computerized show and the Rockford Fourth of July Committee is $6,500 short of paying that bill according to the RRstar. The committee is accepting donations so the show won't have to be canceled.

Send donations to:

Fourth Of July Committee

PO Box 1027

Rockford, IL 61105

You can also toss a few bucks in the buckets that will lead off the parade at 7 p.m..

Davis Park is one of the best viewing spots for the fireworks show. But there's another cool place to watch the show this year as well.

TSM

Get tickets for The Standard Rooftop Party here.