Or­ga­nizer: Fire­works big­ger, bet­ter in 2015

The Covington News - - FRONT PAGE - ROB DEWIG rdewig@cov­news.com

Mayor Ron­nie John­ston es­ti­mates that up to 10,000 people watched Satur­day’s Fourth of July fire­works show, with as many as 2,000 packed into Cov­ing­ton’s Square. Mon­day night, John­ston and the city coun­cil cred­ited Robert Fox­wor­thy for mak­ing it pos­si­ble.

Last year, Fox­wor­thy told the coun­cil he’d raise money for the an­nual dis­play, and the city agreed to match him dol­lar for dol­lar up to $10,000. Fox­wor­thy even­tu­ally gath­ered $13,000 in do­na­tions. In all, 85 people and businesses gave money.

The coun­cil for­mally thanked Fox­wor­thy Mon­day. He then promised to do it again.

“I’m go­ing to help you all next year and it’s go­ing to be big­ger than this year,” he said.

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