Cash needed for Mad Anthony’s Big Boom



DIANA ROYAL jdianaroyal@The 4th ofgmail.Julycomis only two months away and that means that fundraising for the Downtown Development Authority’s annual Mad Anthony’s Big Boom Fireworks Extravaganza has begun. This year’s show will be on Sunday night, July 3rd, at the Burke County Recreation Department complex, also known as Jonathan Broxton Park. According to Downtown Development Director Don Lively, the DDA receives no funding for the show from the city or the county so all funds for the show must be raised. “We have never failed to meet our fundraising goal. Folks in Waynesboro and Burke have been extremely generous over the years and we are very grateful.” The cost of this year’s show has increased considerably, but local businesses, civic groups and private citizens have already started the fundraising effort off with a bang. As in years past, anyone donating $500 or more will have a prime parking spot reserved for them at the show. “We are well on our way to meeting this year’s goal,” said Lively. To donate to the event, send checks to C.O.W. D.D.A. c/o Don Lively, 615 N. Liberty Street, Waynesboro, GA 30830, or to make arrangements, email


To make a donation, send checks to the City of Waynesboro/ DDA c/o Don Lively, 615 N. Liberty St., Waynesboro, GA 30830, or to make arrangements, email


Pineland Bakery $200.00

Delta Termite $100.00

First National Bank $500.00

Rowell Heating and Air $100.00

Queensborough Bank $250.00

DeLoach-McKerley $250.00

Burke Truck and Tractor $100.00

Ingevity $250.00

Southern Auto $200.00

Dr. and Mrs. Hensley $100.00

Planters EMC $100.00

Steve Bargeron and Assc $100.00

Don and Betsy Veldboom $30.00

Henry and Dale Tinley $100.00

Fuji Sushi $100.00

Lonnie’s Towing $125.00

Fleetwood Coins $100.00

Ed and Rose Kozinsky $ 25.00

Gerald and Kathy Ripley $150.00

Mr. Auto Parts $100.00

Samsons Manufacturing $2000.00

Cates Firestone $250.00

Salter Building Supply $100.00

Greene and Burdette $100.00

Newton Risk Management $200.00

Papa’s Pizza To Go $100.00

TOTAL 5,730


GOAL: $10,000

NEEDED: $4,270

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