The Edmonds-based Hazel Miller Foundation has awarded the Edmonds Chamber Foundation a $35,000 grant in support of the An Edmonds Kind of 4th celebration.
According to an Edmonds Chamber announcement Monday, the grant “assures that the community-wide, day-long celebration will ‘march’ through downtown Edmonds and illuminate the skyline with fireworks on the Fourth of July for 2017 and years to come.”
Annually, the Edmonds Chamber Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3), presents the event, which is managed by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce.
As part of the “Annual Giving” program, the Hazel Miller Foundation will continue as a long-term partner of An Edmonds Kind of 4th, represented as the title sponsor for the day’s activities.
First awarded in 2012, the grant earmarked funds for the Edmonds 4th of July celebration in order to provide financial support for the day-long Fourth of July celebration. An Edmonds Kind of 4th features the Beat Brackett 5K, Children’s Parade, Main Parade and evening entertainment an fireworks that draws more than 25,000 spectators.
“We hope that the generous support of the Hazel Miller Foundation serves to encourage the residents of Edmonds to help support this annual tradition,” said Edmonds Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Greg Urban. “Many people in the community don’t realize that the 4th of July celebration is privately funded by the Edmonds Chamber and Chamber Foundation. No tax dollars are used, it is the business owners and private donations that ensure we have fireworks and parades each year.“
Donations to the Edmonds Chamber Foundation are tax deductible. To learn more, visit www.edmondschamberfoundation.org.