Church, City Partner for Fireworks

Central Christian Church of the East Valley’s Gilbert, AZ, campus held its first “Fire in the Sky” Fourth of July fireworks celebration last summer. This year, the city of Gilbert is helping.

“The mayor reached out to the church and asked if they would allow the greater community to participate in the church event,” reports the Arizona Republic. “‘We feel extremely honored,’ church spokesman Matt Price said. ‘Our goal as an organization is to partner with the community. . . . It’s a huge win to both of our organizations.’”

Gilbert approved $7,500 in expenses for the celebration including traffic direction, police services, and trash disposal. The church retained ownership of the planning of the event.

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