Star Spangled Spectacular Fundraising Getting Started

Fundraising for this year’s Star Spangled Spectacular event in Storm Lake kicks off next week.

The fundraising effort gets underway next Thursday, June 1st. The Spectacular committee is looking to the community for help in funding new and returning 4th of July traditions in honor of Storm Lake’s sesquicentennial this year. Fundraising committee co-chairs Josh Newhouse and Matt Brostad are mailing more than 700 letters to previous donors and prospects in hopes of matching last year’s record of 39-thousand 500 dollars that was raised for the event.

Donations of any amount can be given online at, or via mail to Josh Newhouse, Fundraising Co-Chair…PO Box 457…Storm Lake, IA 50588.

The City of Storm Lake was recently given approval to provide six-thousand dollars in one-time funding to help with an expanded slate of entertainment for this year’s Spectacular, including an upgraded fireworks show. The Star Spangled Spectacular takes place on July 3rd and 4th.