Kiwanis Will Continue Air Show and Fireworks In 2013

The Tullahoma Kiwanis Club air show and fireworks is expected to go on in 2013, but what entertainment will be offered depends on the financial shortfalls.
This year’s extreme heat led to low attendance, greatly reduced donations, leading to more than a $9,000 shortfall. Mike Rutherford, who is the Kiwanis Club’s Independence Day coordinator, the club has reduced the deficit to about $5,000. The club has received approximately $1,000 in personal donations and vendors have contributed, corporate donations have been made and patrons have paid for advertising related to the show. Rutherford said aviation rules require that having fireworks on airport property require an air show be held. He noted that entertainment has increased expenses.