A group of residents, led by Mike Hobson again this year, is raising $35,000 to cover all expenses associated with the 4th of July’s events and annual fireworks show at McBean Park. Expenses include promotion and advertising, Pyro-technicians, permits, fireworks, signs, fire department time, police time, parks department time, waste disposal, city accounting, and insurance. “Currently, we are at 36 percent of budget required and 25 percent of goal,” Hobson said. This includes all funds received to Lincoln Community Foundation and the city of Lincoln as well as specific pledged funds from prior supporters, according to Hobson. Donations can be made directly to the Lincoln Community Foundation, 600 6th St., Lincoln, CA 95648. There are also a number of local businesses collecting funds. Look for the “4th of July Donation Station” near their cash registers. For more information, contact Hobson at Mikehobson99@gmail .com or 508-0757.