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4/19/2012 6:01:00 AM
Boomers hand $26,000 check to city
Herberta Schroeder/CourtesyMembers of the Kingman Boomers and City Council pose with the giant check. From Left: (Front row) Ron Giesbrecht, Ralph McKie, Carole Young, Janet Watson, Harley Petit, Bob Nee, Linda Bihuniak, Erin Cochran, Marvin Robertson and Robin Gordon. Back row, Forrest Blackstock, John Salem, Mike Bihuniak, Richard Anderson (covered) and Keith Walker.
Herberta Schroeder/Courtesy

Members of the Kingman Boomers and City Council pose with the giant check. From Left: (Front row) Ron Giesbrecht, Ralph McKie, Carole Young, Janet Watson, Harley Petit, Bob Nee, Linda Bihuniak, Erin Cochran, Marvin Robertson and Robin Gordon. Back row, Forrest Blackstock, John Salem, Mike Bihuniak, Richard Anderson (covered) and Keith Walker.

Ahron Sherman
Miner Staff Reporter


KINGMAN - When it was decided that the city could no longer fund the annual Fourth of July fireworks demonstration, people worried the tradition would die.

Tuesday, the Kingman Boomers provided the city with 26,391 assurances that the show would go on.

The thought of not having fireworks for the Fourth during Arizona's centennial was unacceptable, said Mike Bihuniak, one of the Boomers' organizers.

The group, which started fundraising for the event in January, would've gotten started much earlier, but its organizers had to first create the group as a non-profit entity. That took some time. For next year's celebration, the Boomers plan to start a lot sooner.

During the few minutes it took for City Council to accept the oversized check symbolizing the community's commitment to the summer celebration, Councilwoman Janet Watson - who also helped raise the $26,391 - said: "All things are possible when everyone involved pulls in the same direction."

Kingman Fire Dept. Chief Chuck Osterman is in charge of finding a vendor for the event and negotiating the contract. He told Council to expect to see a contract at its next meeting, May 1.

In other business, Councilwoman Erin Cochran reminded the community that the city is currently taking applications for the Youth Advisory Commission. All local high school students - no matter what school they go to - are encouraged to pick up an application at the City Clerk's Office, 310 N. Fourth St.

The soft deadline for applications is May 1, Cochran said.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Article comment by: RAID Supporter

Gee, isn't many of those associated with this effort part of RAID. Wonder how these council members that rail against RAID can stand to be next to those RAID members.

Posted: Friday, April 20, 2012
Article comment by: Eric Oestmann

Thank you for raising this money. My family really enjoys spending time at the park on the 4th and watching the fireworks at night. 8-)

Posted: Friday, April 20, 2012
Article comment by: jist me

hey Jack Bittner, was that statement supposed to go on the med marijuana story?

Posted: Friday, April 20, 2012
Article comment by: Jack Bittner

According to my resources who happens to be a woman running for Mohave County Treasurer, the City already has 90 million dollars in it's coffers now.

Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2012
Article comment by: Avg Joe

Thanks to boomer for stepping up and assuring a grand 4th of July fireworks show will take place. Has it come to this where we need fundraisers in order to maintain a yearly patriotic event such as a firework show? I would like to see the city government do a better job of budgeting to insure that funding is made available for such a tradition.

Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2012
Article comment by: Kingman Fan

Thank you Boomers! This is exactly why I chose to move to a place like Kingman - people care, get together, and get the job done. Special thanks to Erin Cochran - who made sure every single one of us had the opportunity to participate! :-)

Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2012
Article comment by: Kingman Resident

I congratulate the Boomers and Councilwomen for their success. "Nice" to have the fireworks. But much of the fundswere from other non-profits. Now we must trust the City with the money. And there are other worthwhile causes in our city with lasting imprints (longer than 20 minutes). Besides, when the smoke clears, will the spectators remember any of those who gave to the Boomer their money to light up the night sky?

Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2012
Article comment by: Evelyn Logosso

Congratulations to the Boomers! You worked hard, overcame so many obstacles but you did it. You should be very proud of yourselves - each and every one of you. Special thanks to Mike and Linda Bihuniak who started this group. Great job!

Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2012
Article comment by: new to kingman

glad to see everyone pull together for this.as for the city not having to pay for it,the city only has our money to spend.it cost us either way.

Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2012
Article comment by: It's A Good Thing

@ The Voice of Kingman

It's only our Independence Day right? Who cares, right? Some traditions we just shouldn't let die.

I'm very glad they were able to pull this off. Kudos to them, big time!


Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2012
Article comment by: The Voice of Kingman.

Wow, $26000 for a few minutes of fun....good thing we're rich folks around here, plenty of extra cash to throw around.

Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2012
Article comment by: just a fact

Congratulations to the Boomers!!! I hope this is the way that it is done every year. It shouldn't be the responsibility of the city to finance the 4th of July fireworks.



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