The Franklin Fourth of July Coalition is seeking the public's help to raise $30,000 for this year's fireworks and parade as well as starter money for next year's celebration.
"In order to keep this tradition alive, it's important that we, as a private group not affiliated with government, get public support," said coalition co-Chairman Michael Walker-Jones.
"This celebration is one of the things that contributes to the quality of life in the Franklin region," he said.
Three major donors the nonprofit organization had been looking to for funds totaling $20,000 are not able to help during the recession, he said.
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