Fundraising Goal Reached for Star Spangled Spectacular

The Storm Lake Star Spangled Spectacular’s fundraising goal of 40 thousand dollars has been reached.

Fundraising co-chairs Josh Newhouse and Matt Brostad set the 40 thousand dollar goal in early June, and just over 42 thousand dollars from 308 benefactors in cash and in-kind donations have been raised as of Monday. The list of donors from June 24th through July 1st can be found below.

Donations are still being accepted as bills from various vendors continue to come in after the celebration ends. Donations can be made online at Checks can be made to “Star Spangled Spectacular” and sent to Josh Newhouse, Fundraising Chair, PO Box 457, Storm Lake, IA 50588.

Fareway did a round-up promotion for the Spectacular fireworks show in which more than 15 hundred dollars was raised. Pictured above are Matt Brostad, Fundraising CoChair, and Jason Williams and Ryan Wiley with Fareway in Storm Lake.

Donors and categories June 24-July 1, include:

  • Liberty Bell Ringers ($350 and up): Fareway Stores-Round Up For Fireworks, Local Government Professional Services, Inc., Edwards – Storm Lake, Sugar Bowl Gift Shop, Rotary Club of Storm Lake, Kiwanis Beavers, King’s Pointe Waterpark Resort, and Storm Lake Honda.
  • Patriots ($150-$349): Dr. Jason and Brooke Huisenga, Grand Central Coffee Station, Jason and Erika Dierking, Sue Fritcher, City of Lakeside, Scott and Joni Wulfekuhler, ISG, Inc., Matt and Katie Brostad, Josh and Laura Newhouse, Loew’s Carpet One Floor & Home, Storm Lake Hy-Vee, and Mark and Christine Young.
  • Skyrockets ($100-$149): Rich Merten, in Memory of Liz Merten, Paul and Stef Merten, Brenda Nickolisen, Gigi Tompkins, Russ and Amy Chrischilles, Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative, Harry and Lynn Schaller, Leo’s Kitchens, McNaughton Wealth Management, Paxton’s Jewelry, Matt and Ana Phillips, and Tom and Sue Smith.
  • Firecrackers ($50 to $99): Tom and Susan Fitzpatrick/Cherry Corner Agency, Rod and Linda Dierking, Matt and Elissa Doebel, Brad and Donna Lenhart, Brad and Sondi Raveling, Stanton Electric, Dale and Kim Carver, and Rick and Donna Phillips.
  • Sparklers (up to $49): Craig and Beth Lamoureux, Mary Drey, and Junk Rescued Shop.