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      Marquette fireworks need funding help

      The 4th of July is only a week away, and the fireworks display in Marquette is still short of money. As of Wednesday morning, $8,000 is still needed to be raised. The display costs a total of $30,000, and none of that money comes from the city. Marquette 4th of July Committee Vice President Jorma Lankinen hopes the public will step up to the plate. He estimates 30 to 40 thousand people or more watch the show every year.

      "If there was a way for those people to even do a dollar, we wouldn't be in this predicament every year, and so I really encourage people to send money and help continue the fireworks that they have been accustomed to," said Jorma Lankinen of the Marquette 4th of July Committee.

      This year's fireworks display is on Wednesday, July 4, at dusk in Marquette's Elwood Mattson Lower Harbor Park.