Mesa Fourth of July fireworks show canceled

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MESA -- If you were planning on checking out Mesa's fireworks show this Fourth of July, you'll have to make new plans.

Fireworks show canceled

Mesa 4th of July fireworks show canceled - azfamily.com's Ryan O'Donnell reports the City of Mesa is cancelling their traditional 4th of July fireworks show due to the struggling economy.

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A slow economy has forced the cancellation of the big display.

The show usually costs about $30,000, but this year the group that puts on the celebration is having a hard time finding sponsors.

"The sponsors who normally do come in and co-sponsor with us via cash are hard-pressed for cash and they just have had to withdraw," said Walt Zimmerman, president of the Sertoma Club of Mesa.

Zimmerman said they came in $500 short last year so when donations started coming in slow this year, he decided to let everyone know ahead of time that the show was being canceled.