by Mike Henry
KBYG News - Special to NewsWest 9
BIG SPRING - Just two weeks ago, it seemed the Annual Pops In The Park in Big Spring might not happen due to a huge deficit in funding the event that is presented to the public each year and paid for by donations.
After needing about $20,000, numerous local businesses have come to the rescue. Among them, Super Rod contributed $10,000 over their already generous $2,500 donation and DCP Midstream kicked in another $5,000 and other donations totaled enough to put on this year's program.
Pops In The Park draws nearly 20,000 spectators in and around the City Park's historic amphitheater and at a cost of nearly $40,000 to pay for the professional fireworks, symphony orchestra and other musicians and expenses. Much of the event is organized and manned each year by local volunteers.