The town of Wallingford was preparing for a 4th of July without fireworks. That is until two men stepped in to save the day.
First Jason Zandri decided he would take it upon himself to raise the $30,000 dollars to save the yearly tradition. Then town councilman Craig Fishbein offered to help.
“What is the 4th of July without fireworks? It’s kind of like April 30th. It’s just another day of the year,” said Zandri.
The two worked tirelessly to collect the money. They collected at the grocery store, asked for donations on facebook, and held a charity dinner too.
“I think it’s fantastic that they stepped up to organize this,” said Paul Braccioforte of Wallingford.
Going into the fundraising dinner the town was $3000 dollars short of their goal. By the night’s end they reached their goal. Now the tradition that has been going on for more than 50 years, will happen once again happen this July 4th in Wallingford.