Waterville panel: Enough cash on hand for fireworks show


Local volunteers have raised enough money to pay for an Independence Day fireworks show in Waterville this year and may have enough to stage a community festival before the display, an organizer said Monday.

Charles Larkins said the committee for the Red, White, and Boom show has about $15,000, enough to hire a fireworks contractor for the Fourth of July show. “... If we reach $20,000, it will allow us to have the festival,” he said.

Waterville City Council is expected to consider hiring a fireworks contractor at its May 13 meeting.