4th of July fireworks fundraising starts Saturday in Kingman

Group wants to raise $20,000 for Kingman fireworks display on Independence Day

JC AMBERLYN/Miner<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Last year’s fireworks display was paid for through a series of fundraisers and other events put on by the Kingman Boomers.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->

JC AMBERLYN/Miner<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Last year’s fireworks display was paid for through a series of fundraisers and other events put on by the Kingman Boomers.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->

KINGMAN - Get your car washed and help put Fourth of July fireworks in the sky, too.

Saturday marks the first big fundraising event put on by the Kingman Boomers, the organization that formed when City Council voted in 2011 to no longer fund the city's annual Fourth of July fireworks display. It takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Wash Me! Carwash, 3630 Stockton Hill Road.

"We're just getting rolling," said Councilwoman Erin Cochran, who's part of the organization.

The goal this year is the same as last year: $20,000. The Boomers need to have all of it raised and turned over to the city by the first week of March so that the city can secure a pyrotechnics company in time for the event.

The group reached its goal last year, and though most donations came from local businesses, the two carwash events went very well, Cochran said, generating $2,051.

People who show up can go through the Wash Me! automated carwash for free. Once through the machine, Boomers will dry your car off with Wash Me!-issued shammies for donations.