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Pola-Czesky Days fireworks will go on despite unanticipated increase in cost

It’s hard to believe that Silver Lake’s annual Pola-Czesky Days celebration is less than a month away.
The fireworks show is always a big highlight of the event, but came close to not happening.  
First Community Bank and the city of Silver Lake have always sponsored the Saturday night fireworks.
The City Council had budgeted and approved spending $1,500 towards the show at its May meeting. The bank has pledged $1,000, for a total of $2,500. Each contributed $1,500 last year.
City Clerk Kerry Venier informed the Council at its July 5 meeting that the vendor would not do a show for less than $5,000.
The Council decided since the fireworks show has been advertised as part of the 2016 event, the city must do what it has to raise the $5,000.
Mayor Bruce Bebo, Venier and the Council have been reaching out to a number of organizations for additional donations.
One option would be to use some of the funds that were given to the city from the disbanded Business Association.
The Council approved using up to $1,000 from the Business Association funds and spending $5,000 (with all of the donations) for the fireworks show.

For more from the meeting, see the July 13 print edition of The Chronicle.