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  • Fireworks Funding Deadline Pro Portsmouth Seeks Community Support

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    PORTSMOUTH—The First Night fireworks are a years-long tradition – a true community event that everyone can enjoy when ringing in the New Year. But, this year, Pro Portsmouth needs your help, and time is running out!

    In order to bring back the First Night fireworks and ice sculpture, Pro Portsmouth needs to raise $15.0K by Dec. 1st to cover not only the material costs, but the safety costs (insurance, Police, Fire, DPW) as well. To date, with both online and in-person donations, $2.0K has been raised.

    On Nov. 18, a sponsor pledged $3,000 in matching funds for donations made now through Dec. 1. Every donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar (e.g., your gift of $50 is worth $100), so each gift will be doubled. Will you be one of the donors who helps unlock these matching funds?

    There is still time to show your support, but Pro Portsmouth asks you to act quickly in order to double your impact. Our deadline for signing contracts with the fireworks company and ice sculptor is Dec.1.

    The past year has been a challenge for all of us. With your help, the community can look forward to a brighter year ahead – TOGETHER. Please donate today to the Fireworks Campaign: https://proportsmouth.org/donate/ or contact Executive Director, Barbara Massar, at bmassar@proportsmouth.org 603-433-4398 Ext. 3 for sponsorship opportunities.

    About Pro Portsmouth
    Pro Portsmouth, Inc. is a 501c (3) organization serving the Seacoast area. Its Mission is to promote the arts, culture, history and community of the area through such events as Children’s Day, Market Square Day, Summer in the Street and First Night® Portsmouth. For information on the group, including volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.proportsmouth.org