Raise your hand if you plan on experiencing the Alpena fireworks. Put your hand down if you already have a fireworks button or made a donation. If your hand is still up, let's talk. That doesn't mean the rest of you should stop reading because there is something here for you as well. Funding for the fireworks has changed over time but that history doesn't matter. What matters today are the following points: First, Alpena continues to have an amazing fireworks display. I won't say it's the best because that's subjective. You can decide that on your own. Second, the fireworks are funded 100 percent through donations. Tax dollars are not allocated to the fireworks unless a donation is made from a local municipality. Third, thousands of people, from Michigan and elsewhere, enjoy the fireworks each year.