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Huge thanks to fireworks committee and donors 

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To celebrate Paso Robles’ 125th anniversary and Independence Day a group of local residents launched a 4th of July Committee to raise funds and gather volunteers to create a special event.

Their efforts were hugely successful. The events in the park on July 4 and the spectacular fireworks were a big hit and paid for by community donations, not city tax dollars. The community owes a debt of gratitude to those who made it happen.

Special thanks go to 4th of July Committee Chairman Al Garcia and members Jim Fritsche, Shirley Fritsche, Joy Sprague, Duane Picanco and Randal Moos, Jennifer Smith, Pastor Varnum Shults, Pastor Aaron Newman, Emil Mesko, and Anna Lisa Lukes. An additional 135 volunteers worked throughout the day to staff the events, food and games booths.

The committee raised about $36,000 in private donations that paid for the fireworks show and the additional city staff from the police department, fire department and public works.

Special thanks go to those who made financial contributions to pay for the event:

  • Bill Frost
  • IQMS
  • In memory of Marilyn Sellman
  • Paso Robles Event Center
  • Adelaide Inn
  • Paso Robles Waste & Recycle
  • EQ-Wine Covers
  • Rabobank
  • Santa Cruz Animal Health
  • Ole and Sandra Viborg
  • Daou Vineyards
  • Rancho Grande Cadillac
  • Borjon Auto Center
  • Paso Robles Chevrolet
  • Anonymous
  • Grid Alternatives
  • Vince Vanderlip, Inc
  • Steve Gregory Consulting
  • Central Coast Propane
  • Western Janitor Supply, Inc
  • First American Title
  • Paso Robles Ford Lincoln
  • Randal Moos
  • The Oaks Hotel Paso Robles
  • The General Store
  • Denise Halopoff
  • Kathy Barnett
  • Pine Street Saloon
  • Pat’s Restaurant and Bar Supply
  • Stephen and Janice Nelson
  • Jean Springer
  • Marty and Karen Self
  • Councilman John Hamon and Marjorie Hamon
  • Michael and Mary Kay Garrotto
  • T R and Susan Maxwell
  • Paul and Suzanne Sloan
  • Ken and Margaret Johnson
  • China Gourmet

Additional support was provided by the following:

  • Paso Printers
  • Calvary Church Paso Robles
  • Niblick Road Baptist Church
  • Estrella Warbirds
  • Children’s Museum
  • REC Foundation
  • American Legion Post 50
  • Paso Robles Historical Society
  • By Request DJ
  • Boy Scout Troop 60
  • Republican Women’s Club
  • Pioneer Day Committee
  • Rotary Club of Paso Robles, noon club
  • Paso Robles Daily News
  • Paso Magazine
  • Paso Robles Press
  • KPRL 1230 Radio
  • 9-11 Supply House
  • Siegel’s Jewelry
  • Main Street Association
  • Chamber of Commerce


About the author: Publisher Scott Brennan

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