Last summer’s show was cancelled due to a lack of funding, but the Onset Bay Association reports that over $28,000 has already been raised for a display this year.
President of the Association Kat Jones said that they still need $12,000 more to meet the required $44,000 it takes to put on the show.
“The community has spoken; they’re talking with their donations,” she said.
Jones said she is “75 percent sure” of a fireworks display in 2017.
The Association raised over $14,000 in one evening in October with a fundraiser at a nearby restaurant.
Jones said that, on top of monetary donations, a fireworks show will require dedicated volunteers.
Meetings will take place on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. and the third Friday of each month at 9 a.m., both at 4 Union Avenue in Onset.