By Meg Olson
The Point Roberts Food Bank has taken over the reins of the Independence Day fireworks and celebration at the Point Roberts Marina this year and is furiously fundraising to make sure the community gets its holiday show.
“The events call for a budget of $15,000; any excess proceeds raised will go to the needy families in the way of food purchased from wholesale vendors,” said organizer Whitney McElroy.
The food bank has made lease arrangement with the marina, which has also donated funds toward the event. The plan is for fireworks, live music, barbecues and a beer garden on both July 4 and July 1.
“These two events bring friends and family together to celebrate the great independence that we have as Canadians and Americans,” McElroy said. “Keep the first and the Fourth of July celebration alive and consider a donation. Without the support of local businesses and gracious people of this community this program will cease to exist.”
All donations are payable to the Point Roberts Food Bank and donors will receive a tax deductible receipt for their donation. Online donations can be made at fundly.com/independence-weekend. Mail checks to Point Roberts Food Bank @ 323 Evergreen Way, Point Roberts, WA 98281