The Jerome Freedom Celebration has been cancelled for 2012. Lack of community participation can be considered the biggest reason. We have never been in this to make money but just to simply provide “fun & free family friendly activities” to the residents of Jerome.
We can pull off an event with little funds. We have never relied on the City of Jerome for the funding of the event; We have some great sponsors who have helped with advertising, supplies, and other things needed for the event. What we don’t seem to have is the public’s involvement as a whole. Low attendance last year from the residents of Jerome and ZERO attendance from the City of Jerome officials over the years makes it tough to garner support from the Events Committee to continue to plan and organize the Freedom Celebration. We understand the public was not happy with what we call the “fireworks fiasco” last year. That was a lot of the reason behind low attendance and the absence of vendors and new sponsors.
The Jerome Freedom Celebration will be absent this July 4th BUT, we’ll see what 2013 brings.