The fireworks, that we came home early from vacation to see, where quite disappointing. I know that money is tight and I totally understand that. How about trying some fundraising. I would have paid a few bucks to get into the park to watch them.
I also missed the bonfire, that was awesome a few years ago. Next year we might have to make other arrangements for the 4th. I want to support our town but the 4th is a pretty important holiday to this family.