Log In   ·   Become A Member
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/1614.gif

Montauk Chamber Of Commerce Holding Crowd Sourcing Campaign In Support Of Annual Hamptons Fourth Of July Fireworks

Nicole Barylski

Montauk Chamber needs a successful Go Fund Me campaign to keep the beloved Hamptons tradition alive. (Photo: Patrick McMullan/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Fourth of July wouldn't be Fourth of July without watching an elaborate fireworks display. While the holiday weekend may seem incredibly far away at the moment, Montauk Chamber of Commerce is already brainstorming plans for their annual "Stars Over Montauk" fireworks display at Umbrella Beach by Grucci Fireworks.

As the cost of production rises, and insurance and municipality costs increase, the non-profit organizations that organize "Stars Over Montauk" are left with limited resources for the event. Montauk Chamber of Commerce is asking locals and visitors alike for support of the community Independence Day tradition, through a crowd sourcing campaign. "The chamber launched its first Go Fund Me campaign on April 19th this year after learning that the Shelter Island fireworks organizer garnered $34,000 from its Go Fund Me campaign," said Laraine Creegan, Executive Director of the Montauk Chamber of Commerce. "We source about half of the cost from our hotel members, however to give you an example of rising costs, the fireworks cost $16,000 ten years ago, $19,000 five years ago and $23,000 today."

Montauk Chamber needs a successful Go Fund Me campaign to keep the beloved Hamptons tradition alive. "We struggle to make up the difference from chamber resources and that means taking away from or eliminating another special event that contributes to our prime, short tourist season economy," noted Creegan.

To support Montauk Chamber of Commerce's "Stars Over Montauk" firework campaign, visit www.gofundme.com.


Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski




Related Articles:

Be the first to comment on this article. (Just fill out the form below)
 

Submit Your Comment

Please note, you are not currently logged in. Your comment will be submitted as a guest.
To submit your comment as a member, please click here.
Your Name:
Location:*
Comments:*
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
Question:*
Please type the word 'water'
(For spam prevention, thanks)
 
í
 
 
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/2105.gif
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/2003.gif
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/2112.gif
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/2090.gif
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/2101.gif
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/1783.gif
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/2083.gif
Bridgehampton National Bank
For over 100 years Bridgehampton National Bank has been the East End's hometown bank. Many success stories...one bank, BNB!

Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home
We pay less,and so do you.With over 1,000 stores in our buying group, we can get the lowest prices from the best flooring manufacturers ó and pass the savings on to you.Visit our other locations: Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home, 675 North Sea Road,Southampton, NY 11968

Southampton Masonry-Visiting the Southampton or the Wainscott locations is an exciting experience.
Southampton Masonry has been serving Long Island's masonry and tile needs since 1975. Delivering quality products from Manhattan to Montauk for over three decades. The company's continued success is due primarily to their number one priority: customer satisfaction, with a promise of prompt and courteous service from the professional, knowledgeable staff. Southampton Masonry has the largest inventory on the east end. As direct importers they can offer a large variety of the finest quality products at the most competitive pricing for both your interior and exterior projects.

RJD Gallery specializes in contemporary art with a focus on Magical, Figurative Realism, Narrative Portraiture and Urban Landscape.
We exhibit representational artists from around the world, who produce fine art of exceptional quality that challenge collectors to contemplate concepts about the artist, themselves, and our human experience. Utilizing timeless techniques in creating their drawings, paintings and sculptures, our artists have developed unique, signature styles that present a current vision of our world.

Hampton Luxury Liner
Hampton Luxury Liner was started in 2000 as a more luxurious way to travel from NYC to the Hamptons and back. The clientele quickly grew and over the years Hampton Luxury liner became the preferred method of transportation to the Hamptons and NYC for many living in NYC and the Hamptons that wanted a comfortable and affordable way to travel back and forth. In 2009, HLL was taken over by Classic Coach and things with the liner didnít change to much for years and the owner there changed the buses to Prevost as opposed to Mercedes Setra Top Class Coaches that have always been a signature of the liner. Please call (631) 537-5800 to reserve a charter or email us at Hampton Luxury Liner. The Only Way to Ride!