March 26, 2013 at 5:02 PM
Lake Union Fourth of July fireworks show lacks funds
Seattle’s superrich should contribute to public event
What’s wrong with Seattle? With the number of multimillionaires in this city — Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon, Vulcan — and who knows how many more, are we really going to let the tradition of the July Fourth fireworks that are enjoyed by thousands of people go away because of the lack of $400,000 [“Fundraising campaign launched for July 4 fireworks show at Lake Union,” seattletimes.com, March 5]?
Come on — instead of spending millions trying to steal someone else’s basketball team for the benefit of those who can afford the price of a ticket, how about a few thousands (pocket change to those ultra rich folks) to keep the fireworks from disappearing for the other 99 percent?
–Clydia Pappenfus, Shoreline
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