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Raising money for Rossford Riverfest

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ROSSFORD, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Fireworks at the Rossford Riverfest could be in jeopardy this year. With less than a month left to raise money for the show, the community is asking for support.

Instead of fireworks for the Fourth of July, Rossford plans to celebrate Aug. 24 with a free, 1-day festival at Veterans Memorial Park.

In recent years, the city couldn't afford to pay for fireworks, so the celebration was combined with Riverfest, sponsored by the business association. For the show to go on, nearly $9,000 needs to be raised by mid-August. Organizers say they need help with the final push.

"Last year, we were able to raise a little more than we set out to do, so we were actually able to increase the fireworks show and give them a better show than in years past," said Brenda Schwind, president of the Rossford Business Association.

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