Chambers told the Knox City Council members this week that with the fireworks committee’s fundraisers, gate collections, donations from the three county commissioners, several monetary donations from businesses and individuals, the town of Hamlet and a generous donation from the town of North Judson, the only loss the city of Knox will realize is $767. The show was $8,550 and $7,783 was collected.
In past years, the entire show was paid for by the city of Knox which cost upwards of $8,000.
The council members thanks everyone who donated, plus the firefighters and emergency services who assisted during the event. It is the hope of the council members that more vendors decide to sell items at the function.