Hy-Vee will ‘round up’ for city fireworks
Fairfield Hy-Vee Food and Drug Store will participate in a two-week promotion beginning Monday to “Round Up” to help collect money for fireworks.
Independence Day fireworks will coincide with Fairfield’s 175th anniversary celebration on July 5.
Fairfield Hy-Vee cashiers will ask customers at check-out if they want to “Round Up” their bill to the next dollar. For example, if the total is $21.56, a customer will be asked if they would like to pay $22 and the extra change of 44-cents would be donated to buying fireworks for Fairfield.
The city has raised $2,285 for the fireworks, by mid-May, according to city clerk Joy Messer, and hopes to raise $5,000.
The junior chamber of commerce, or Jaycees, was in charge of collecting money for the fireworks and setting them off. However, the group disbanded a few years ago, leaving the responsibility for the nighttime display to the Van Buren County Jaycees. The city traditionally gives $1,000 from its Local Option Sales Tax and the Jaycees typically raised a few thousand more.
Messer said the city wants to put on an especially good show this year because of the 175th anniversary.