Statements & Donors
By Lake Burton people, for Lake Burton people!
Hal Rhoad organizes this show every year for free and has never taken a dollar for his contributions. His son Clifton Rhoad is paid to maintain the website and help facilitate fundraising through Facebook and email marketing.
Each year, we publish a list of the donors and we indicate whether they donated above the requested amount. Just over half of the families on the lake donate.
We also 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 some money 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.
But ultimately, we spend what we raise to light up the night and celebrate together!