Hazel Miller Foundation awards Edmonds Chamber of Commerce $30,000 grant for July 4th celebrations

A 2011 Edmonds Kind of 4th fireworks closeup, from Chad Emerson.

While many surrounding communities have ended their fireworks shows, the Edmonds show will go on for the next several years, thanks to a grant from the Hazel Miller Foundation.

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce announced Monday that the Foundation is awarding a $30,000 grant to supporting “An Edmonds Kind of 4th,” a non-profit 501(c)(3) event. The grant will fund the community driven celebration, which includes an old-fashioned downtown parade and fireworks, for years to come, the Chamber said. Last year, the Hazel Miller Foundation also supported the 4th of July celebration, awarding the chamber a $25,000 grant.

“The Chamber is very grateful to be awarded this grant and we applaud the Hazel Miller Foundation’s commitment to support the continuance of this special community celebration,” said Chamber President Ron Clyborne. “A win-win for all and a win for many years!”

As part of the “Annual Giving” program, the Hazel Miller Grant will continue to give $30,000 a year for the next three to five years, at which point will be reviewed by the Foundation.

Hazel Miller and her husband Morris were long-time Edmonds residents with a love of Edmonds. The 2012 grant will provide financial support for the day-long Fourth of July celebration. “An Edmonds Kind of 4th” features a 5K fun run, children’s parade, main parade and evening mini-concert and fireworks show that draws nearly 25,000 spectators.

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