During a time when local governments are watching their budgets more closely than ever, it’s essential to have strong community partners. We are fortunate to have just that in Marana and those working relationships make exciting things possible.

The town’s Star Spangled Spectacular on July 4 is an excellent example of what happens through private-sector sponsorships. Thanks to staff’s excellent relationships with local businesses, the town puts on a celebration that is enjoyed by thousands across the region.

Our friends at Comcast sponsored the fireworks show for the fifth consecutive year. It’s a generous contribution that shows Comcast is committed to the community. It’s impressive that the town can count on a nationwide company when we need a sponsorship or strategic partnership to benefit people who live or work here.

Northwest Fire District provided emergency services on site. Crews from the fire district are there for more than fire suppression; they also provide medical assistance if needed. The town is pleased to have the professionals from Northwest Fire in our community and we all should feel a lot safer when they are around.

The Explorer Newspaper also deserves to be thanked for providing a discounted ad that ran in the paper last week.

The Star Spangled Spectacular is the culmination of many months of planning and countless years of building lasting relationships with private industry. We form these partnerships for our residents and business owners. You have come to expect quality recreation and entertainment options in Marana and we pledge to keep delivering them.

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