Statements & Donors

We Believe In Accountability

Hal Rhoad organizes this show every year for free.  He has never taken a dollar for his contributions.

Call it patriotism or civil service, Lake Burton pride or southern hospitality… as his son, I can assure you it’s a healthy combination of all those things!



Every year we publish a financial statement.

A third party bookkeeper handles all accounting.

Every dollar is accounted for and only spent on fireworks and related expenses. Balances from the bank account are carried over from year to year.

We try to float around $9k in the account after all expenses have been paid to give us a little cushion in case we have a poor fundraising turnout, or need to invest a larger amount early in the calendar year.

We publish a list of the donors and we indicate whether they donated above the requested amount.  

Just under half of the families on the lake donate—Check the list to see if your neighbors pitched in!

We are not a nonprofit and these donations are not tax-deductible, but the Lake Burton Fireworks Show does not make or distribute any profits.

We spend what we raise to light up the night and celebrate our nation’s independence!