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My Northwest is reporting that 97.3 KIRO FM's Dave Ross and Seattle chef Tom Douglas have met their $500,000 goal, for a pledge drive that began yesterday morning, to save the fourth of July fireworks show on Lake Union. OneReel announced the cancellation of their annual fireworks display earlier this week after it couldn't find a sponsor for the event.

From My Northwest:

Douglas put out the challenge to Seattle area businesses to contribute what they could to keep a 4th of July fireworks show in Seattle.

Calls and emails started pouring in from businesses large and small, bringing in tens of thousands of dollars to keep the fireworks show alive.

Microsoft and Starbucks agreed to match $125,000 each to return fireworks to Lake Union, bringing the total raised to $500,000.