FD fireworks donors identified

The names of the donors who will fund Fort Dodge’s fireworks this year have been revealed.

Kevin and Karen Alstott, owners of C&S Products of Fort Dodge, were identified in a press release from the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance Monday afternoon.

According to the release, the Alstotts contacted the Alliance about making a donation after reading reports Saturday that the fireworks display was to be cancelled.

The Messenger reported on Saturday that the $13,000 to $14,000 needed to put on a show could not be raised this year.

After they found out about the donation, city officials was busy organizing the fireworks and equipment and coordinating police and barricades for the event, fire safety and public works, according to Mayor Matt Bemrich.

Fireworks will be provided by J&M Displays of Yarmouth.

“City staff did a great job coordinating what was needed on a Saturday afternoon,” Bemrich said. “Joe Gilbert was fantastic to get a commitment from J & M Displays to do a top notch show on a short notice.”

The show will begin at dusk on July 3.