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Tucson July 4th back on

Councilwoman Karin Uhlich just sent out an e-mail saying the city’s July 4th celebration is back on.

She said she and Mayor Bob Walkup started calling business leaders today trolling for donations.

According to the release:

In the last 24 hours, Walkup and Uhlich secured commitments of more than $65,000 for the 4th of July Celebration from:
Pascua Yaqui Tribe – $20,000
Desert Diamond Casino – $10,000
Tucson Electric Power – $10,000
Cox Communications – $10,000
Arizona Builder’s Alliance – $3,000
Several anonymous donors – $12,500

I set the odds at the city folding its tent, so to speak, on the cancellation in one day at 10:1. I should have bet myself.

Kudos to the businesses that stepped up.

Now you have to ask, why didn’t they do this in the first place?

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