FALLBROOK – Local business owner Robia Fleming is encouraging Fallbrook residents to help support the fireworks show that is the key feature of the July 4 event held to support the Fallbrook Beautification Alliance.
“Fallbrook is the only inland North County fireworks show still in existence,” said Fleming. “Most people in Fallbrook know that the show is held every year at the Grand Tradition. What many people might not know is that the event is put on by the Fallbrook Beautification Alliance, a local non-profit, whose mission is to beautify and enhance Fallbrook.”
Fleming explained, “Over 150 volunteers assist in supporting the July 4 fundraiser, along with sponsorships and donations from many local businesses. This is an expensive event to hold, with the cost of fireworks, entertainment, and supplies going up each year.”
Fleming says she, her friends, and family enjoy not having to battle the crowds or unruliness found in other San Diego County areas in order to celebrate July 4.
“Some people may prefer to stay at home on July 4 and, weather permitting, enjoy the FBA fireworks show from their own backyard, in town, or other spots in Fallbrook,” she added. “I think most people will agree that it’s something we all enjoy and would hate to see it vanish.”
Fleming said she hopes every Fallbrook resident would donate one dollar towards the show.
“The way I see it, we have about 40,000-plus residents in Fallbrook who get to enjoy this show every year. If each person could donate even one dollar, we could continue on with this awesome tradition.”
With the permission of the Fallbrook Beautification Alliance, Fleming has set up donation jars at multiple business locations in town. The jars read “Buy your fireworks here.” The business that brings in the most donations will receive a beautiful, honorary placard on avocado wood provided by the FBA, and two free tickets to the July 4 event at the Grand Tradition.
“I am hoping residents will stop by one of the locations between now and June 1 and drop in a quarter, a dollar, a five, or whatever they can afford so we can continue to have a great fireworks show in our very own town.”
Larger donations are most welcome. Checks can be made out to Fallbrook Beautification Alliance, PO Box 434, Fallbrook, Calif. 92088 or donations can be made at www.fallbrookbeautification.org.
Businesses with donation jars are listed below:
• Café Primo (139 S. Main Ave.)
• Happy Jug Liquor (138 S. Main Ave.)
• Yogurt Palace (130 S. Main Ave.)
• Creature Comforts (720 E. Mission Rd.)
• Grangetto’s Farm & Garden Supply (530 E. Alvarado St.)
• Divas Clothing (100 N. Main Ave.)
• Kim & Mindy’s Paradise Pet Spa (218 W. Fig St.)
• Dominick’s Deli (118 S. Main Ave and 1672 S. Mission Rd.)
• Manor Cleaners (125 E. Mission Rd.)
• Joe’s Hardware (640 S. Main Ave.)
• Fallbrook FroYo (127 E. Mission Rd.)
• Shear Heaven (209 N. Main Ave., Suite D)
• Fallbrook Fertilizer (215 W. Fallbrook St.)
• Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce (111 S. Main Ave.)
• Fallbrook Coffee Co. (622 S. Mission Rd.)
Local businesses who would like to support the effort by having a donation jar are welcome to call Robia Fleming at Two Faced Tatoo at (760) 451-9200.
Funds from the July 4 event provide the year-round financial support needed to support the FBA’s graffiti removal work, maintenance of the South Mission medians (landscape), potted plants along Main Ave. in the downtown historic district, the Pico Promenade, and much, much more.