Town Manager Andy Hyatt announced at the Town Council meeting Monday that an anonymous donor will be contributing to the funds needed for fireworks to be held on Fort Myers Beach this New Years Eve.
More details will be released soon about the event, however, Hyatt said the fireworks will most likely be lit off on a barge in the Gulf. Fort Myers Beach has not had a fireworks event since before the storm.
In previous years there had been fireworks on July 4th and New Years Eve at a cost of about $20,000 to $25,000 with the shows lasting about 20 minutes. It’s unclear at the moment if the donation was for the full amount of the cost of the fireworks or for the full amount.