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LBTS 4th of July….got BUB KISS…..

Still no mention of the all out 4th Beach Bash…

Is someone is asleep at the wheel?…..

BCbythesea…. While I have my fingers crossed that all will be spectacular…(so much hard work has gone into it.)…that the event will be the talk of the coastline….with memories..that are long lasting….

An Editorial in today’s Sentinel….brings to light …some serious considerations ……

“Celebrating Holidays”….Issue: Cities splurge on fireworks…

With all the pre-event talk……of acquisitions…at the start …..”piggy-backing”…off Fort Lauderdale…for the originally intended barge and the fireworks….maybe more such “piggy-backing” …is required….

As the Editor points out….and the list of coastal celebrations that do make it in their paper…prove…. coastal communities are all doling out $80- $100 thousand apiece….hard to swallow for many….in these budgetary restricted times…

Hallandale Beach was savvy with alternating their day for the discount…previous post…..Weston is taking a pass…..and Hollywood …made the decision to go ahead…after finding the $60 thousand budgeted….needed to grow by an additional $21 thousand …..

Here in LBTS….the cost will be in the above stated ballpark….with the numbers to be adjusted after all the bills are paid…. .. and all the donations are counted….

The hope is to do better than last year…..but still…it will cost the town…..

As faithful readers know….this writer at the get-go…was looking for quite the opposite of any “extravaganza”…. in post election mode……still caught up…in the notion of “small town…seaside village… small VFD”……. times of old….(see …Update…5 months and counting…post)….. wanted an old fashioned…low-key …for the locals….at a minimal expense…. found out I was alone on this one…

That said ….after all the festivities are over….no matter what the final total is…….. on July 8th… Budget Meeting #2…….returns…..with the year ahead …..

“Piggy-backing”….should be the “mantra”….for next year’s celebration….

share the fireworks….share a barge…share the expense…

more to come….

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